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Militarization of Space

(see also American Empire & Militarization of Foreign Policy)

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On the Web: Articles

The Push for War. Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books (10/3/02). Brilliant critique of the world view & militarist foreign policy of the "think tank" intellectuals surrounding the Bush administration.

Chemtrails Confirmed. Will Thomas (6/17/02).

The Tangled Web: The Marketing of Missile Defense, 1994-2000. William Hartung & Michelle Ciarroca, Arms Trade Resource Center Special Report (5/00)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Defense Information.

Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. (Watchdog monitoring, public education & political action in opposition to US program for militarization of space)

Global Security (Independent nonprofit seeking to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, & frequency of armed conflict, by expanding US "missile defense" system)

International Institute for Strategic Studies.

National Security Archive.

Space Warfare Center.

Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Protests operations at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, key to US program for military domination of space).

In the Library: Articles

Allison, Graham T. "ABC's of ABM & missile defense," Christian Science Monitor (5/31/00).

Carr-Brown, Jonathan. "US builds 'Son of Star Wars' at RAF base," Independent (11/21/99).

Campbell, Duncan. "From data tapping to missile tracking: Star Wars strikes back," Guardian (12/2/98).

Forden, Geoffrey. "Laser defenses: what if they work?'' Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,5 (9-10/2002):49-53. Unwanted consequences of an operational “star wars” system.

Glaser, Charles L. "Star wars bad even if it works," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp.171-179.

Hartung, William & Michelle Ciarrocca. "Star Wars II, here we go again," Nation (6/19/00).

Moore, Mike. "Unintended consequences," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1-2/00).

Pincus, Walter. "From missile defense to a space arms race," Wash Post (12/30/00).

Scott, William B. "USSC prepares for future combat missions in space," Aviation Week & Space Technology (8/5/96).

Spotts, Peter N. “Beyond the final frontier…RUBBISH,” Christian Science Monitor (10/9/03):11.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Butler, Richard. Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense (Boulder: Westview, 2001).

Collins, John M. Military Space Forces: The Next Fifty Years (Washington: Pergamon-Brasseys, 1989).

Cook, Nick. The Hunt for the Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Anti-Gravity Technology (NY: Broadway, 2002).

Clary, David A. Rocket Man: Robert A. Goddard & the Birth of the Space Age (NY: Hyperion, 2003).

Fitzgerald, Frances. Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars & the End of the Cold War (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000).

Graham, Bradley. Hit to Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack (Washington, 2001). Detailed history of "missile defense" idea, on which US has spent $100 billion since War II. Striving for "neutrality," avoids reference to defense contractors’ contributions, lobbying or pork barrel.

Greenberg, Daniel S. Science, Money, & Politics: Political Triumph & Ethical Erosion (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).

Grossman, Karl. The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program's Nuclear Threat to Our Planet (Monroe ME, 1997).

__________. Weapons in Space (NY: Seven Stories, 2001).

Hartung, William D. & Others. The Strategic Defense Initiative: Costs, Contractors & Consequences (NY: Council on Economic Priorities, 1985).

Hoyt, Edwin P. The Space Dealers: A Hard Look at the Role of American Business in Our Space Effort (NY: John Day, 1971).

Klotz, Col. Frank G. Space, Commerce & National Security (NY: Councio on Foreign Relations, 1998).

Manno, Jack. Arming the Heavens: The Hidden Military Agenda for Space, 1945-1995 (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1984).

Mische, Patricia M. Star Wars & the State of Our Souls: Deciding the Future of Planet Earth (Minneapolis: Winston, 1985).

US Air Force Advisory Board. New World Vistas: Air & Space Power for the 21st Century (?, 1996).

US Space Command. Vision for 2020 (Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado: US Space Command, 1996).

__________. Long Range Plan (Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado: US Space Command, 1998).

Wypijewski, JoAnn. Blue Skies & Broken Hearts: A Tour Across the Political Geography of Star Wars (NY: Norton, 2003).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Nukes in Space: The Nuclearization & Weaponization of the Heavens: an Eco-Expose with Karl Grossman " (1995), dir. Steve Jambec, 52m. EnviroVideo, from Green Sphere, Inc.

"Nukes in Space2: Unacceptable Risks". EnviroVideo, from Green Sphere, Inc.


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