Yousaf Butt

Articles by Yousaf Butt

21 August 2008

Technical comments on the US satellite shootdown

Yousaf Butt

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22 July 2008

Can space weapons protect U.S. satellites?

Yousaf Butt

Both presumptive presidential nominees--Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain and Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama--have called for strengthening and/or increasing the number of international treaties and institutions to combat proliferation should they be elected president. An important new pact for them to consider is an agreement that restricts the weaponization of space. Not only are space weapons expensive and provocative, they're also useless: They simply cannot protect us.