By the year 2001, space activity for both peaceful and military purposes will increase significantly, with signal importance for continued international stability. As U.S, and Soviet activities in space continue to increase, the possibility for competition and conflict will almost certainly arise. Although we would prefer to shape the world into a place of mutual cooperation and good will, the present international environment continues to be dominated by superpower rivalry and suspicion; "detente" has been expunged from the lexicon of official policymakers on both sides.
Fox, Charles L.
"2001: A U.S. Space Force,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss2/5