The militarisation of space is an increasing concern for peace activists, not least following former US President Donald Trump’s creation of a Space Force. Billions of pounds are being spent by multiple countries on militarising space – on satellites, ground-based stations and new technologies such as armed drones, controlled through satellites. Warfare has become almost totally dependent on space technology.
The United States Missile Defence system – now integrated with the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence network - is making the world a more dangerous place by leading us into a new arms race. Find out more in this briefing.
Find out more about the US missile defence system in this Q&A document.
This Yorkshire CND report highlights the rapid growth of the US Spy Base, Menwith Hill, over the last decade and its widening role in new forms of intelligence-led warfare.