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U.S. space 'folly' is topic

Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 4:30 p.m. 16 Robertson Hall

"Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance" is the subject of a lecture by author and journalist Mike Moore scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Moore has written many articles on national security, conflict resolution, nuclear weapons and proliferation, and space weaponry. In his new book, which shares the title of his talk, Moore argues that the United States provokes conflict when it speaks of deploying weapons in space, and that the country must radically rethink its strategy.

Moore is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, an Oakland, Calif.-based libertarian think tank that sponsors studies of major political, social, economic, legal, environmental and foreign policy issues. He is the former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and of Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as a former newspaper reporter.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program on Science and Global Security as part of a lecture series on "Dealing With 21st-Century Weapons Threats."

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