Absent major projects, the US will lose space heg to China
Shelton and Foland 10 (R.D. Felton – president at World Tech Evaluation Center (WTEC), and P. Foland – researcher @ WTEC, 2/24/10,http://www.usinnovation.org/files/RaceforInnovationRSheltonWTEC.pdf) JPG
A simple summary of the current status […] their investments – for even greater benefit to mankind.
Funding Webb key visibility of American science leadership – that cause public science engagement
Discover 11 (7/7/11, http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2011/07/07/james-webb-space-telescope/) JPG
JWST is a 6.5 meter IR-optimized […] scientific leadership in major projects.
Astronomy leadership is key to STEM education
Blandford et. al 10 – a Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Physics and director of the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University [Roger D. Blandford, Chair, Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics National Research Council, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2010, ISBN: 9780309158008, pg. 103-5]
Astronomy offers a high return […] involvement over the coming decade.
Economic Collapse risk global nuclear wars
Harris and Burrows 09 PhD European History @ Cambridge, counselor in the National Intelligence Council (NIC) & member of the NIC’s Long Range Analysis Unit
Mathew, and Jennifer “Revisiting the Future: Geopolitical Effects of the Financial Crisis” http://www.ciaonet.org/journals/twq/v32i2/f_0016178_13952.pdf
Of course, the report encompasses […] in a more dog-eat-dog world.
Plan’s key to the perception of space leadership
Illingworth 11 (Garth, PhD in astronomy & astrophysics @ Australia National U, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomer, UC Observatories/Lick Observatory,1/21/11, www.stsci.edu/jwst/community-advice/JSTAC_Holdren_JWST.pdf) JPG
The James Webb Space Telescope […] the perspective of the JSTAC.
Soft power solves extinction – also key to heg
Nye 8 – distinguished service professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, PhD in Political Science from Harvard [March 7, 2008, Joseph S. Nye Jr., “Security and Smart Power,” http://abs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/51/9/1351]
Etzioni is correct that a successful policy […] pages developing one for Iran.
Soft power and tech leadership are the biggest internal to heg in the information age
Nye 4 (Joseph, former Asst Sec of Defense and Dean of JFK School of govt @ Harvard, 8/2/4, http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/4290.html) JPG
The conditions for projecting soft power […] the significance of soft power.
Heg de-escalates conflicts and prevents great power wars
Thayer 6 (Bradley A. Thayer, November/December, 2006 “In Defense of Primacy,” NATIONAL INTEREST Issue 86)
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, peace and stability […] humanitarian missions are the equivalent of a blitzkrieg.
Collapse causes multiple nuclear wars
Arbatov 7 (Alexei, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Editorial Board of Russia in Global Affairs, “Is a New Cold War Imminent,” Russia in Global Affairs, No. 2, July-September 2007, http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/numbers/20/1130.html)
However, the low probability […] capitals of the world.
Astronomy and astrophysics solves warming
Blandford et. al. 10 – a Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Physics and director of the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University [Roger D. Blandford, Chair, Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics National Research Council, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2010, ISBN: 9780309158008, pg. 114-5]
Astronomy Addresses the Challenges […] to great interest in astronomy.
Warming is real & anthropogenic – causes extinction and outweighs every impact
Deibel 7 (Terry L, Professor of IR @ National War College, “Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft”, Conclusion: American Foreign Affairs Strategy Today)
Finally, there is one major existential […] existence of life on this planet.
And that sparks a new era of space colonization.
Harrold, 08 – staff writer for the Gazette [July 18, 2008, Max Harrold, The Gazette, “Earth's twin coming into view; Scientists believe habitable planet will be spotted soon,” Lexis]
With less fanfare than […] it's okay to look."