Does U.S. plan military domination of space?07/15/08 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up: Is the United States planning to militarily dominate outer space?Weâ€™ll talk about that in a moment. Later weâ€™ll talk about todayâ€™s decision by the Florida Public Service Commission to approve Progress Energyâ€™s request to build two new nuclear power plants near Crystal River.
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In 1967, the U.S. agreed to be a signatory to the Outer Space Treaty, which designated space as â€œthe province of all mankindâ€ and said space should be used solely for peaceful purposes. Our next guest says the U.S. is now moving to militarily dominate space.
Our guest is Mike Moore, a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. Heâ€™s the former editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and his latest book is Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance. He joins us now on the phone.