Space Weapons: Crossing the U.S. Rubicon

  title={Space Weapons: Crossing the U.S. Rubicon},
  author={Bruce M. Deblois and Richard Lawrence Garwin and R. Scott Kemp and Jeremy C. Marwell},
  journal={International Security},
In the next decade, planned U.S. military activities in outer space will cross several important thresholds. By 2008 the U.S. Missile Defense Agency intends to deploy a test bed of space-based kinetic-energy kill vehicles (KKVs) to destroy high-speed collision test targets that mimic nuclear-armed reentry vehicles in the midcourse of their arc through space. In early 2006 a Missile Defense Agency satellite experiment, NFIRE, is planned to attempt to intercept a rocket in or near boost phase… 

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