Weapons in Space, Vol. I: Concepts and Technologies
Daedalus, 1985, 192 pp.
Weapons in Space, Vol. II: Implications For Security
Daedalus, 1985, 200 pp.
This double issue of Daedalus is timely, important and well conceived, resulting in the best presentation to date of the pros and cons of the new initiatives for ballistic missile defense and antisatellite weapons. The contributors are authoritative and represent differing points of view. The contributions include a discussion and assessment of the basic technologies, U.S. and Soviet programs, and the perspectives of allies in Europe and Asia. A highly controversial subject is presented with balance and moderation, resulting in a beam of clarity in a sea of confusion.