Accession Number:

ADA426438

Title:

Redefining Military Activities in Space. A Viable Compromise Over the Military Uses of Space

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC SCHOOL OF LAW

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The goal of this thesis is to demonstrate that, in light of contemplated military uses of space, the Outer Space Treaty needs revision in order to strengthen its authority. As it stands, the current legal regime of space has legal loopholes that allow for future military uses that are problematic under the current space treaties. Key provisions of the space treaties, must be refined and crafted so as to close the loopholes and ensure compliance with its express terms. Any such revisions must account for the national security needs of individual countries and the world communitys interest in peace and stability to be effective. Without such refinements, future space machinery and uses will ultimately run counter to the wording and intent of relevant space documents.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Space Warfare
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE