Hi-Tech Armaments, Space Militarisation and the Third World

  • Paul W. Hoag
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Space militarisation is an outgrowth or extension of the general technical revolution in armaments and should be analysed as one category of high technology weaponry. I argue below that modern warfare upon the earth’s surface in fact depends, in its most technologically robust form, upon military space systems; I will suggest that modern warfare cannot be fought without space systems. Three main sections follow: (1) earth-based high technology weaponry; (2) space militarisation; and (3) effects upon the Third World. Certainly these three subtopics overlap and interweave with each other. A specific historical example might well illustrate or involve two or more of the subtopics; so too might a particular technology, such as microelectronics.


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