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How to Fight and Win the Coming Space War

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Technical Report

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Space Strategies Center Albuquerque United States

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The importance of outer space satellites and their supporting systems cannot be overstated. Their use in the military, civil and commercial world to provide communications, weather, navigation, timing, imagery and Earth resources monitoring provides major advantages to those who employ the information generated by these systems. However, due to the global reach of these space systems, advantages are provided to both friendly and adversary militaries. Beginning with the use of space systems to support military operations during the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and in Desert Storm, both major and minor players are considering how denial of space capabilities of their adversaries will be a force multiplier on terrestrial battlefields. Based on the authors extensive experience in this theoretical area, he has developed essential Rules by which he feels the next space war will be conducted. These are based on his unclassified analyses of past military history, and of classical Military Principles of War, 2 Sun Tzus Art of War 1 and other concepts that are applicable to Space Warfare. Since a full-up space war has not yet occurred, all of these concepts are notional and unproven, much like air warfare doctrine was only theoretically understood prior to World War Two. Nonetheless, it is very important to better understand how a future space war might be conducted to ensure favorable outcomes for the more prepared country, and for better outcomes for the world, in general, post space conflict. Note The opinions expressed herein reflects the viewpoints of the author only, and are not represented as official policy of any governmental or military organization. The concepts developed here are based solely on the authors imagination concerning future space wars.

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  • Space Warfare
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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