Space & Astronomy
Mixed response to Obama space weapons ban
By T.K. Randall
February 5, 2009 · 18 comments
Image Credit: USAF
President of the United States Barack Obama has received a mixed reaction to a proposal to ban space based weapons.
US President Barack Obama's recent pledge to seek a ban on space weapons drew a mixed reaction from experts in the field, with some saying the president might be better off pursuing something more modest and less complex, such as a set of international rules governing space operations.Arms control advocates nonetheless applauded the statement as a welcome departure from the space policy stance of former President George W. Bush, who rejected the notion of banning or limiting space weapons via treaty arrangements."
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