U.S. space arms control officials advocating main intention is to counter China
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According to reference, according to Japanese news reports, “Yomiuri Shimbun” reported on July 17, 13, an American official in Geneva disarmament conference that, under certain conditions, should the Conference on Disarmament on space arms management consultations. Reports and analysis that links Obama’s new space policy, we can conclude that the United States to explore outer space arms control advocates have targeted China’s intentions.
6 this month, Obama first announced on future space policy guidance documents, that the United States should play a leading role in maintaining the space order, and clearly the management of military space policy. Recently U.S. officials in Geneva disarmament conference the United States will speak on the international community to convey the intent to create opportunities.
arms management issues in space, Russia and China in February 2008 to develop a draft treaty to prevent an arms race in outer space, China has asked the United States participated in the consultations, but it was the Bush administration to ensure the development of space attack Russia’s weapons did not respond to calls. Obama’s new space policy changes the Bush administration’s claims, declared that the U.S. government hopes the international coordination of the position of peaceful use of space.
reported that the U.S. change in attitude is the real reason that China in January 2007 from ground-launched missile successfully destroyed a Chinese weather satellite, China to enhance the obstacles that other countries the ability to attack from space. The United States actively to explore the main intent of the treaty to develop space is against China.
U.S. military satellites through the use of global positioning system to monitor the location and identify enemy targets and other advanced tools, so difficult to imitate other countries, to become the United States to maintain absolute military superiority in space basis. However, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense in April Lynn pointed out that the face of attacks on other countries, U.S. military satellites have been caught in an “unprecedented weakness of the state.” Although not directly named Lynn, but you can infer that this statement shows that the U.S. destroyed the Chinese satellite capabilities have a sense of crisis.