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space (spās) n. 1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.

prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

War In Heaven

In "War in Heaven," a Nobel Prize-nominated peace activist and a former U.S. foreign service officer (who helped write the Outer Space Treaty of 1967) look at the history of military uses of space and the current plans for "weaponizing the heavens," including kinetic, laser, nuclear bombardment, and anti-satellite weapons. Contrary to the claims of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that the United States faces a "space Pearl Harbor," Caldicott and Eisendrath show that the United States itself is today the principal obstruction to passage of an international treaty banning weapons from outer space. At a time when plans to build and deploy space weapons are on the administration's agenda but only just becoming known to the general public, this book will help launch a national discussion of a critical issue.

Caldicott and Eisendrath are both available for interviews about the book throughout the spring.

Speaking engagements include:

-- Regina, Canada - March 6, 2007 at University of Regina

-- Saskatoon, Canada - March 7, 2007 at 304 3rd Avenue North

-- Baltimore, MD - March 14, 2007 12 noon - Community College of Baltimore
County - Essex Campus

-- Washington, DC - March 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. - Busboys & Poets

-- Chicago, IL - March 21 & 22, 2007 at Loyola University

-- Washington, DC - March 28, 2007 at Beyond Nuclear Weapons Conference at
the National Press Club

More information about all engagements is available at or by calling 202/822-9800.

"War In Heaven" is being published by the New Press in New York. It retails for $23.95.

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Lawman said...