Thursday, October 19, 2006

President Blocks Enemies From Space

President Bush is posting what amounts to a "no trespassing" sign, of sorts, on outer space. He's signed an order that asserts the U-S right to keep space from being exploited by America's adversaries for hostile purposes. The first space policy revision in nearly ten years also says Washington will oppose treaties or other restrictions that try to limit America's access to space.The policy says "freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as air power and sea power" -- although the White House says it does not call for the development or deployment of weapons in space. The order wasn't publicly announced, but unclassified details are posted on a government Web site.