Beyond Star Wars: The Militarization of Space
Star Wars is back and it’s worse than ever. The Bush Administration is pushing to make space into an arena of war and the frontier for future multinational or rather multi-planetary corporations. National Missile Defense is a misnomer. The U.S. proposal is a provocative, aggressive program aimed at weaponizing space. U.S. military and government documents acknowledge their plans to control space and from there dominate the earth below. If they are not stopped, we will have an arms race in space.
Bruce Gagnon, a Young Republican turned peace activist during the Vietnam War, is director of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.