Accession Number:

ADA202612

Title:

Space Control: A National Imperative

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This report provides a discussion on various aspects of the new mission of space control--a mission which seeks to maintain access to and assure an ability to operate in space and, when so directed, deny such freedom to an enemy. In doing so, it first reviews some relevant history applicable to the space control mission. Then, it reviews the utility of space systems in supporting various elements of national security. After a brief review of the threat, the report discusses some dimensions of the policy debate between the executive and legislative branches of government over the proper investment path for the mission. Finally, the report seeks to provide a framework for developing a space control strategy as a foundation for defining future mission capability. Building upon existing national strategy elements of strategic deterrence, The Maritime Strategy, and the AirLand Battle Doctrine the report discusses a potential approach to building a strategy for the space control mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Space Warfare
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE