Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space
Harvard National Security Journal, 2012
22 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2014
Date Written: 2012
This paper analyzes how the international humanitarian law applies to the targetting of space objects as military objects. It explores the spectrum of possible types from military to commercial to satellites run by international organizations. The analysis used is primarily from an international law perspective, but United States military targetting procedures are also explored.
Keywords: space law, international law, international humanitarian law, space security
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