Accession Number:

ADA364016

Title:

The Changing Role of the U.S. Military in Space

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the dramatic changes occurring in the commercial and foreign space sectors, the ways in which emerging commercial space capabilities can be used by the U.S. military, and what advantages adversaries may gain by exploiting those same capabilities. These changes in the space environment present the Department of Defense DoD with opportunities and challenges- challenges and opportunities that are examined in this report with particular reference to the space control mission area. This report should be of interest to Air Force and DoD leaders, planners, and strategists who are concerned with the use of space assets by the U.S. military and potential adversaries, and those engaged in emerging commercial and foreign space capabilities and in the space control mission area.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Antisatellite Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE