The Strategic Defense Initiative and the Militarization of Space: Scientific Responsibility and Citizen Resistance

01 Jan 1991

The moderating of international tensions between the superpowers, the slowing of the nuclear arms race and the promise of a peace dividend have all contributed to a lessened popular concern over issues of national defense.1 The diversion of attention from war and peace has resulted in little scholarly attention being paid to the ominous potential growth in third-generation high-technology weapons.