posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 11:42 PM
Ever since the days of the Cold War, there has been… at least outwardly, some effort by the world’s space faring nations to keep that space from
becoming a potential, overt battleground.
Of course, most of us understand that these same nations have operated covert weapons systems, to one degree or the next, all through this same span
of time. But still and all, they did make at least that small effort and to the benefit of those nations that did avoid orbiting satellites of instant
nuclear death just over our heads, there is some degree of dismay in learning that China now seems ready to disavow the singularly peaceful use of the
Source: U.S. eyes "intent" of China's space programs
The U.S. military needs to deepen dialogue with China to better understand the intent of its space programs, a U.S. general said on Tuesday, after
a Chinese commander announced plans to develop offensive military capabilities in space.
General Kevin Chilton, head of the Pentagon's Strategic Command which coordinates U.S. military operations in space, said China-watchers had been
"absolutely amazed" by the country's advances in its space programs over the past decade.
Perhaps the US has no room to act amazed or play the injured party but, we all could stand a little breathing room when it comes to what is constantly
hovering over us in space.
China has the opportunity here to take the high ground, and set an example. But if history is any example, it will be the politicians and the generals
who have the final say.