Tuesday, January 29, 2008

U.S. To Oppose Treaty Barring Space Weapons

The insider publication Space News reported a couple of days ago that the U.S. plans to oppose a draft treaty that would ban placing weapons in outer space. Written by China and Russia, the treaty is set to be introduced at next month’s Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

Citing China’s anti-satellite test last year, U.S. acting deputy assistant secretary of state for threat reduction, Donald Mahley, remarked that the "existence of opaque Chinese counter-space programs and activities complicates any discussion of a Chinese-Russian treaty proposal and reinforces U.S. opposition to such negotiations."

Somewhere Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is smiling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the Chinese can stop our TV, I support them 100%.

But, seriously, the US has Battle Space Stations, Rods from God ( kinetic energy weapons ), Laser and Masers and Scalers, oh my! They're already up there and waiting to cause a catastrophe. Oh yeah
they already did - on 9/11!

No wonder I've had a feeling of something hanging over my head. A DU rod 3 feet long and 4 inches wide falling 700 miles on my house would suck.