Accession Number:

ADA383943

Title:

Growing the Space Industrial Base: Policy Pitfalls and Prospects

Descriptive Note:

Paper no. 23

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

For more than 50 years, the United States used the inventiveness and productivity of its economy to overmaster Soviet advantages in numbers and geography. This asymmetric strategy-arguably the most sustained and extensive in history-proved triply successful. It brought superior defense and intelligence capabilities, many of which might remain unchallenged for years to come. It brought economic advancement, as national security research and engineering found commercial and civil applications. And, it brought scientific and technological advancement, demanding and fueling basic and applied research at universities, public corporations, and commercial companies.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE