Let’s avoid another trans-Atlantic feud – Seth G. Jones and F. Stephen Larrabee

From The International Herald Tribune:

The European Union’s recent launch of the first of 30 satellites in its multibillion-dollar Galileo global navigation system was hailed across the Continent as a giant step in breaking the U.S monopoly of space-based networks. But China’s participation in the project raises important security issues that need to be addressed to prevent a new feud between America and Europe.

Galileo is Europe’s response to the U.S. military’s Global Positioning System, or . The American armed forces use the to guide warplanes and precision weapons. A less accurate nonmilitary version is used in navigational systems in cars, trucks, boats and airplanes.

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