If this were Newt Gingrich, we would be hearing what how absurd and grandiose he is being. He would be called irrational, Newt Skywalker, and a science fiction fan. They would make fun of him and call him zany. Fortunately, Hillary is doing the dirty work, now. And – it needs to be done.
“...”As we begin this work, the United States has made clear to our partners that we will not enter into a code of conduct that in any way constrains our national security-related activities in space or our ability to protect the United States and our allies,” Clinton said….”
Something like this was proposed in the early 1980s.
“…Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that the United States will begin working on an international code of conduct for outer space with other nations around the world.
An international code of conduct would put concrete space-related rules in place for all participating nations. According to Clinton, the main threats that the rules would address are space junk and “irresponsible actors.”
There are currently more than 500,000 pieces of space junk debris surrounding Earth, according to NASA, and about 22,000 of these pieces are as large as a softball. Only about 1,100 are active satellites. Space junk is the collection of objects created by humans that are left in orbit, but are no longer useful….
The new code of conduct announcement also addressed “irresponsible actors,” which likely indirectly referred to China’s space behavior back in 2007 when it destroyed a dead weather satellite with a rocket. In late 2011, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released a report that warned the U.S. of China’s plans to attack U.S. space defenses. This has since worried the U.S., and raised questions regarding the potential need for a space military….”