Satellite Test Recalls Need for Space Treaty

Michael D. Wallace
Published: Wednesday, 01/31/2007 12:00 am EST

The world's reaction to the Chinese destruction of one of its own weather satellites has been a mix of irritation, bafflement, and fear the Chinese may be starting an arms race in space. Such an arms race is a very real danger, but to hold the Chinese responsible misreads the problem and avoids coming to grips with the real solution.

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