The United States' Military Strategy Space
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Soviet Unions overwhelming capabilities in space pose a continuing and accelerating threat to the national security interests of the United States. A comprehensive, coherent, and complementary National Space Strategy integrating political, economic, socio-psychological, and military elements of power is vital to securing these interests. This paper was designed to examine the military element of power as a component of the integrated national strategy. During research it was discovered that the United States does not have clearly stated political, economic, and socio-psychological strategies in space, and that the statement of the military element of power is unstructured, incomplete, and ambiguous. It was further discovered that there are numerous approaches to a military space strategy, but that there is no consensus regarding appropriate objectives and concepts. This paper examines key military issues in space and presents a recommended definitional and structural framework for objectives, concepts, and components of a national military space strategy.
- Government and Political Science
- Space Warfare