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Twilight War [Mike Moore, 2008] (hardcover)
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  • Hardcover, 416 pages
  • Publisher: Independent Institute; First Edition edition (March 3, 2008)
  • ISBN: 978-1598130188

Considering the historical background of space militarization and providing an overview of the United States' efforts to militarily dominate space since the dawn of the space age, this book argues that America must either ensure that space-related weapons are verifiably banned for all nations through an international treaty or definitively choose a policy of unilateral space dominance that may lead to an arms race in space and possibly to another cold war. Through a careful discussion of the history of space programs, their impact on past policies and events, the tactical and strategic influence of space weapons on the engagement of war, and the potential pitfalls of a dominance strategy, this book concludes that unilateral military dominance of space by the United States would be a supreme mistake and that it would make Americans less secure.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Triumphalism in Space
Chapter 2: Full Spectrum Dominance
Chapter 3: Nightmare Scenarios
Chapter 4: Joined at the Hip
Chapter 5: Prompt Global Strike
Chapter 6: Put to the Sword
Chapter 7: True Space Ships
Chapter 8: Guardian of the Peace
Chapter 9: The Right Question
Chapter 11: Freedom of Space
Chapter 12: The Road Not Taken
Chapter 13: The Americanization of the World
Chapter 14: The New Utopians
Chapter 15: The Next Cold War?
Chapter 16: he Irony of American History
Appendix A: Into Space, Anonymously
Appendix B: Newton’s Cannon
Appendix C: Space Control—A Very Old Idea
Appendix D: From Silverbird to FALCON
Appendix E: Useful Websites
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STL Errata

Chapter 1 of "The Logic of Microspace"