Paul Meyer – Presentation for UNGA First Committee, New York, October 13, 2011
It is good to return briefly to this locale in the bowels of the UN to speak to a subject which deserves more attention. The Space Security 2011 publication provides an excellent overview of the developments taking place that are relevant to outer space security. Its description of the ever increasing number of participants in outer space and the wide array of services which are provided via space-based assets, reminds us of the heavy dependence all humanity now has on the continued peaceful use of outer space. If this benign environment was ever to become a battleground for destructive military operations, the disruption of global space activity would be immense. Even the mere threat of this occurring would have detrimental consequences for international security and prosperity.
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