Star wars: a new hope for arms control in space

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By David Shiga IT STARTS with a handful of missiles taking out orbiting satellites. The shrapnel destroys more satellites and triggers a chain reaction, generating yet more high-speed debris. Before long, we’re trapped on Earth in the nightmare scenario: space is a no-go zone, made too dangerous to use for generations by countless chunks of junk. That is the risk of “space war” that the US White House seeks to avoid with its National Space Policy, released on 28 June. The policy reopens the door to international arms-control measures against space weapons,