In This Review
War in Space

War in Space

By James Canan

Harper, 1982, 186 pp.

The title is somewhat misleading, for this lively book deals as much with the MX, Stealth, Trident and precision-guided munitions as with the space shuttle and laser. Yet this is a book one can learn much from, the author having followed the Defense Department's research and engineering program closely through several Administrations as Business Week's Pentagon correspondent. Canan is convinced that the Pentagon seeks to develop space-laser battle stations capable of shooting down Soviet ASAT (antisatellite) weapons, and perhaps even ballistic missiles, by the middle of the next decade.