DARPA RECEIVES FUNDING FOR NEXT PHASE TO WEAPONIZE SPACE
While it is quite clear that there is an ongoing military arms race on Earth, the militarization/weaponization of outer space remains contentious.
Superficially, it would appear that East and West are in conflict about how to proceed with space-based weaponry.The Moscow Times has noted that Russia, China and Syria remain vehemently opposed, while the U.S. and Israel, most prominently, have urged the United Nations not to issue a ban on the weaponization of space.
Given the current web of satellite-based surveillance, however, one would be correct in assuming that we are already at least half-way there. The debate currently settles around the conflicting definitions of what militarization means versus weaponization. It can be defined thusly: