Obama wants the US to enter into what would effectively be an Outer Space Treaty meant to clear up space clutter.
The State Department believes overcrowding in space is a "national security threat".
According to Military.com, "In January, the Obama administration announced it would work with the European Union and other nations on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities."
But Obama shouldn’t be so quick to jump on this treaty.
“Taken literally, the European Union code would interfere with our ability to develop antiballistic missile systems in space, test anti-satellite weapons and gather intelligence,” two officials with the George W. Bush administration, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and former Justice Department official John C. Yoo, wrote in an opinion piece published by The New York Times this month.
And according to Defense.gov, Sec. of State Clinton is well aware of our national security concerns and is taking it into consideration.
Clinton said yesterday that the U.S. government “has made clear to our partners that we will not enter into a code of conduct that in any way constrains our national security-related activities in space, or our ability to protect the United States and our allies.”