Accession Number:

AD1071033

Title:

Space Systems and Operational Art

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

To optimize the employment of space systems in the multi-domain conflicts of the future, understanding how space systems relate to military operations is more necessary than ever. The theoretical concepts of systems theory and operational art provide the basis for considering how such systems might be employed in both their traditional role as force enablers and in a cross-domain or multi-domain capacities. Indeed, given the current and anticipated demands for Joint capabilities, an application of operational art specific to the space domain is neither adequate nor desirable for the operational artists who must consider the employment of space systems as means. Fortunately, theory, history, and doctrine provide a guide for how such an artist might plan for and synchronize space systems within the framework of multi-domain operational art to achieve strategic ends.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE