Where No Bomb Has Gone Before: US Space Weaponization Planning and its Implications
Wade Huntley
March 2, 2006

“Where No Bomb Has Gone Before: US Space Weaponization Planning and its Implications”
Chapter by Wade L. Huntley, Ph.D.
From In The Dilemmas of American Strategic Primacy: Implications for the Future of Canadian-American Cooperation, ed. David S. McDonough & Douglas A. Ross (Royal Canadian Military Institute, 2005)

This chapter first reviews US military planning for space dominance, already well underway in the 1990s, as an aspect of its wider plans for global military dominance. The chapter then considers how the Bush administration, while not initiating such planning, has expanded it and built upon it by embracing the military vision in the context of a broader concept of American grand strategy in the post-Cold War world. The chapter concludes by assessing the realism of this strategy and by observing how, for Canada, meeting the challenge to prevent the weaponization of space will require confronting the underlying visions now driving US military policy-making.

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