Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
China and Russia do not want to see the United States expand its capabilities in space…especially military capabilities.
China does not have much leverage in the discussion considering they just shot down one of their old satellites and have left debris floating around space that could jeopardize other orbiting satellites.
Russia has a lot of leverage because the country is tops in space…though they still have trouble feeding their people.
China and Russia say attempts at global military dominance by the use of space
“are counterproductive and jeopardize the security of all humanity.”
“President Bush signed an order in October tacitly asserting the U.S. right to space weapons, and opposing the development of treaties or other measures restricting them.”
Japan and South Korea have expressed concern about the debris left by China.
America’s ambassador said –
“The United States is not out to claim space for its own or weaponize it,” but needs to develop the defenses because a “relatively small number of countries” either possess or are developing the capability to attack and defeat vital U.S. space systems by jamming satellite links, blinding sensors or launching anti-satellite weapons.”
If Ronald Reagan were still alive, he would say, “Just let them try to stop beat us in this arms race.”
What do you think?
funny thing that I think this way, but i actually think this space arms race is going to do us (human) a lot of good for the future. We will eventually need to move off from earth and why not let China, Russia and the USA get paranoid about each other for now, this will produce the technologies to enable permanent space exploration, who knows what else could come out of it. I mean the current state of the world right now really would not allow proliferation of any conflict into WW III, of course not unless if some idiot some how accidentally pressed the wrong button launching a pre-destined nucleur war-head in either direction.
I am with Zhou I believe in competition. I believe that if all nations compete we move faster like a race. However, if we all work together then we all work to control the work and not to compete. Thus it is competitive production versus bureaucratic control.