USA—Austin Signs Memo On Space Norms

Breaking Defense | 07/21/2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has signed a new memo mandating the Dept. of Defense abide by a set of norms for military activity in space, reports Breaking Defense. The memo was signed on July 7 and recently obtained by the website. The unclassified memo is the first time that the Pentagon has released an unclassified statement on space norms, said Doug Loverro, the former head of space policy at the Pentagon. The document establishes five “Tenets of Responsible Behavior” for...

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