Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mr Counterintuition (I like the moniker)

Again via Tyler Cowen, a nice piece by Mike Spence on Thomas Schelling. Most disturbing is what is revealed at the end of the article.

Recently China conducted a test and shot down a satellite, and was criticized for contributing to the militarization of space. What appears not well known in the U.S. is that China has been trying to negotiate treaties on outer space, antisatellite weapons, and limiting the production of fissile material for a number of years, and has not been able to get the U.S. to participate. Since we are clearly developing antisatellite capabilities, accusations against China for escalation are viewed by them and others as hypocritical.

(Reflected glory moment: Mike Spence watched the first manned moon landing with my family!)


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