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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

"A group of scientists and lawyers are drafting the first legal manual for space warfare including rules on firing lasers and attacking satellites.

The document, being drawn up by leading experts in the field from the US, the UK and Australia , will address the grey areas in legislating what happens miles above the earth.

There is an Outer Space Treaty which acts as international space law, but with the pact celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, legislators are working on an updated model to produce a future-proof version.

It is understood part of the reason for the revamp is the threat of using space in modern warfare to stop the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek becoming a reality…"


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HobbyDr23 May 2017 5:23 a.m. PST



Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 10:39 a.m. PST



cosmicbank25 May 2017 1:46 a.m. PST

Hope the Klingons read it

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Whatever happened to all is fair in love and war?

Ever notice how, the more regulated the wars become the more we feel it's ok to have more wars?


HobbyDr25 May 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

"The War to Enable the Next War."


Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 May 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

There is a chain of escalation that can really get out of hand if one nation's satellites are attacked. Is taking out an enemy's early warning orbiters a prelude to a nuclear sneak attack? Will they feel compelled to "use them or lose them" and launch ICBMs to avoid it?

That's just one scenario.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

Yep. In fact, it might be wiser to leave satellites capable of seeing your launch sites intact so that your opponent doesn't get jumpy!

Of course, if you have boomers in the water, he's not gonna see those until it's too late.

But if you want to win the coming space war, the real way to do it is to claim the Moon, or park an asteroid in orbit. Rocks + mass accelerator = who needs nukes?

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