Aug 18, 2020

An arms race is brewing in orbit

Posted by in categories: law, military

There is little in the way of law or custom to restrain this new arms race. Alarmed by the risks, several groups of diplomats and lawyers are trying to change that, and work out how to extend the laws that cover Earth-bound war into orbit.

Experts want to clarify how the laws of war on Earth apply beyond it.

Science & technology Aug 15th 2020 edition.

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