Arming the Heavens: The Hidden Military Agenda for Space, 1945-1995

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Arming the Heavens: The Hidden Military Agenda for Space, 1945-1995

By Jack Manno
Dodd, Mead, 1984
256 pp. $13.95
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This book may be among the first of what is likely to be a rash of books on the "militarization" of space. Proper concerns about some space activities are overtaken by the author's sweeping condemnation of the entire space program. "The election of Ronald Reagan signaled the end of U.S. efforts even to pretend that American space activities would be dedicated to peaceful progress," says the author, a peace activist, in this superficial treatment.