An Arms Race in Outer Space Between the United States and the Soviet Union Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Phillip A. Taylor
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45J53
The development of an operational anti-satellite capability by the Soviet Union, and the corresponding U.S. effort to develop an anti-satellite capability of its own, are gradually propelling both nations into a space arms race. The militarization of outer space moves forward as both superpowers launch an increasing number of satellites on military missions. This emerging space race has important foreign policy implications for the United States. Will the two superpowers move in the direction of increased competition and possible confrontation in outer space, or will they agree to the need for some kind of achievable space arms control agreement? The main conclusion of this paper is that the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. must strive to achieve a space arms control agreement if the earth is to be spared an "Armageddon in outer space" which could escalate to global war between the superpowers.
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Jensen, Gary M..
"An Arms Race in Outer Space Between the United States and the Soviet Union Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy"
(1983). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/7sez-qj49