Space Weapons-The Arms Control Dilemma

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Space Weapons-The Arms Control Dilemma

Edited by Bhupendra Jasani
Taylor & Francis (for the Stockholm International Peace Research Instit, 1985
255 pp. $36.00
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Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, rather than ballistic missile defense, is the main focus of this volume, prepared by SIPRI. There are many authors from the West and the East, making for a sometimes too brief and contradictory analysis of complicated issues. Nevertheless, the volume as a whole argues a consistent case for a bilateral moratorium on the testing and development of ASAT weapons, to be followed by a complete ban.