Obama White House Signals New Tack on Space Militarization

By Sebastian Sprenger / January 21, 2009 at 5:00 AM
President Obama has pledged to seek a "worldwide ban" on weapons that could be used against military or commercial satellites, according to a new defense agenda released yesterday by the White House. The goal represents a break with the policy of the Bush administration, where officials had little appetite for multilateral agreements governing military actions in space, according to experts. "This is a definite change in direction," said Victoria Samson, a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information. "Previously,...

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