The United States’ interest in enlarging and increasing its presence in outer space is an extension of its current geographically extensive military presence around the globe. These outer-space exploratory goals are compared to the expansionist aspirations of ocean-born European empires of the 17th and 18th centuries; and therefore project a future where nations will compete over space-control to gain a geostrategic advantage on Earth.
ADR That is Out of This World: A Regime for the Resolution of Outer-Space Disputes,
2018 J. Disp. Resol.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/jdr/vol2018/iss1/16