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Space [electronic resource] : emerging options for national power / Dana J. Johnson, Scott Pace, and C. Bryan Gabbard.

By: Johnson, Dana J.
Contributor(s): Pace, Scott | Gabbard, C. Bryan (Claybourne Bryan) | National Defense Research Institute (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 90 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585339848 (electronic bk.); 9780585339849 (electronic bk.); 9780833048400 (electronic bk.); 0833048406 (electronic bk.); 9780833024930; 0833024930.Report number: Subject(s): Astronautics, Military -- United States | Space industrialization -- United States | United States -- Military policy | World politics -- 1989- | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Space.DDC classification: 358/.8/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The "Proliferation" of Spacepower: A Geopolitical and Policy Context -- Trends in Space-Related Functions: Opportunities for Collaboration and Possibilities for Conflict -- Illustrative Military Space Strategy Options in the Post-Cold War World -- Updates Since 1994 -- Challenges for the Future.
Summary: This report presents the results of a study that examined the extent to which both military and economic spacepower will influence national security strategy and the conduct of future military operations. It attempts to articulate the key military space policy issues facing the United States and place them in the larger context of a changing strategic environment to define new options for the exercise of spacepower in the pursuit of national interests. The proliferation of military space forces from the Cold War to the present can be seen in the increasing capabilities of these forces and the expanding roles they are expected to play in future missions. Space forces will be expected to perform an array of space-related functions, including early warning and integrated tactical warning and attack assessment, weather/environmental monitoring, satellite communications, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation and positioning, space control, and, possibly, ballistic missile defense and force application.
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Introduction -- The "Proliferation" of Spacepower: A Geopolitical and Policy Context -- Trends in Space-Related Functions: Opportunities for Collaboration and Possibilities for Conflict -- Illustrative Military Space Strategy Options in the Post-Cold War World -- Updates Since 1994 -- Challenges for the Future.

This report presents the results of a study that examined the extent to which both military and economic spacepower will influence national security strategy and the conduct of future military operations. It attempts to articulate the key military space policy issues facing the United States and place them in the larger context of a changing strategic environment to define new options for the exercise of spacepower in the pursuit of national interests. The proliferation of military space forces from the Cold War to the present can be seen in the increasing capabilities of these forces and the expanding roles they are expected to play in future missions. Space forces will be expected to perform an array of space-related functions, including early warning and integrated tactical warning and attack assessment, weather/environmental monitoring, satellite communications, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation and positioning, space control, and, possibly, ballistic missile defense and force application.

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