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Obama Seeks Space Weapon Ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of defining whether a satellite can be a weapon.

Moments after Obama's inauguration last week, the White House website was updated to include policy statements on a range of issues, including a pledge to restore U.S. leadership on space issues and seek a worldwide ban on weapons that interfere with military and commercial satellites.

It also promised to look at threats to U.S. satellites, contingency plans to keep information flowing from them, and what steps are needed to protect spacecraft against attack.


I can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing...anyone?

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Not to get anyone's panties in a bunch, but

I immediately thought about this when I read your post:

What I think this might mean

What I think this might mean is that the U.S. already has something really powerful up there. Now that we already have it, we now want to ban any other countries from doing the same.