ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thomas Blow holds M.A. degrees in History and Humanities from the University of Alabama and California State University. He researched the threat described in this book for three years while working as an analyst in a think-tank in the US Air Force. He published a paper on his research while there, and a three-part series in Jane's Soviet Intelligence Review. Now he has expanded this research into a book, updating it with recent initiatives, including the study directed by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Also, he has outlined in this work a new, overt, and direct threat to US access to space by the Chinese, which may greatly accelerate the timetable for necessary action.