Accession Number : ADA258112
Title : An Evolving Joint Space Campaign Concept and the Army's Role
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Franke, 111, Henry G
Report Date : 29 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 130
Abstract : This monograph examines the question of an evolving Joint space campaign concept and the Army's role in it over the next 20 years. Analysis progresses logically through a series of topics in order to arrive at a complete picture of this evolutionary space campaign concept, as well as the Army's place in it. Space plays an increasingly important role in US military operations, particularly when tied together with advances in information management. The synergistic impact due to the combination of these two areas suggests a revolution in the nature of modern warfare which saw its emergence during the 1991 Gulf War. With this theme in mind, I review the Army's roles, missions, and historical involvement in space, then present technological opportunities and a perspective on investment strategies for military space. A detailed discussion of a near-term military space theory and current space doctrines supports the need for an accepted military space theory as a foundation for Joint and Service space doctrines, space campaign design and conduct, and space force generation. The basis for such a theory is established using Julian Corbett's maritime warfare theory as a point of departure, while recognizing that space as a unique military operating medium requires its own theory and a regime to govern the application of space forces.
Descriptors : *MILITARY OPERATIONS , WARFARE , STRATEGY , MANAGEMENT , IMPACT , THEORY , MISSIONS , OPERATION , DOCTRINE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE