[eDebate] RE: Topic 5 - w00t
Ryan Chorkey Burke
Wed Jun 8 13:00:52 CDT 2005
Ken DeLaughder cited an Orbis article several times in a post defending the
topic which includes space development and exploration.
I've read that article several times and I am quite sure that it never
prescribes US-Sino cooperation to develop space. I believe that Ken advanced
this article to suggest that military uses of space are inherently connected
to civilian uses. However, my recollection is that the article suggests that
US troop deployments in East Asia is what has driven the Chinese space
program and that only decreased US military engagement in the region would
have an effect on Chinese efforts.
I have no doubt that "space" in some fashion will be an important issue for
US-Sino relations in the future, but can anyone suggest how the wording of
the resolution allows for the primary aspects of "space" to be resolved? In
particular, we should consider whether or not "development and exploration"
will be productive in addressing militarization.
I am undecided on the inclusion of space in the resolution, and am looking
forward to suggestions on whether or not exploration is the term we are
looking for to address primary matters in US-Sino affairs.
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