ABSTRACT

Anti-Satellite Weapons, Countermeasures, and Arms Control   [open pdf - 3MB]

This report discusses implications of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) technology. The report examines U.S. options for countering Soviet military satellite capabilities and explores both unilateral and cooperative measures for limiting the anti-satellite weapons threat (ASAT). The report also examines the pros and cons of several illustrative "arms control regimes" for space weapons, ranging from lesser to greater limitations than now exist. It suggest that some combinations of unilateral and cooperative measures might provide more military security than either type alone.

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1985-09
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Public Domain
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Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota
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