In This Review

Space and National Security
Space and National Security
By Paul B. Stares
Brookings, 1987, 220 pp.

This is an informative survey, although its title is broader than its subject: it is really about military satellites and weapons designed to destroy them. Other than recognizing that the techniques for intercepting satellites and missiles are similar, it says little about space-based strategic defense. Its brief is a caution against a race in antisatellite weapons and in favor of arms control in space.