Accession Number : AD1030447


Title :   The United States Space Force: Not If, But When


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Norsky,Peter C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030447.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : This study explores the historical context behind the genesis of the United States Air Force in an attempt to understand what contextual factors must be present in order for the nation to consider establishing an independent Space Force. The thesis acknowledges the seemingly inevitability of a new branch of service, partially driven by our military reliance on space capabilities but also because of the way that space is slowly being woven into the fabric of our society. This academic work pays homage to the United States Air Force for the exceptional role it has played in developing our space capabilities.


Descriptors :   air force , international law , aerial warfare , international organizations , national security , space systems , treaties , aircraft industry , international relations , space transportation , space environments , contingency operations (military)


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE