Accession Number:

ADA390639

Title:

Space Power, The Revolution in Military Affairs

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Space power is the true revolution in military affairs. With the United States undisputed as the world leader in space, it is the responsibility of Americas military to ensure we retain space superiority. Just as space has matured into an essential venue for military operations, to include communications and intelligence, it is inevitable that space will become a future baffle ground though weaponization, due to increased competition for limited satellite orbits and the ability to place weapons in space to strike terrestrial targets. In light of this, three things must occur for the United States to maintain its position as the worlds preeminent space power the idea of weapons in space should be recognized as inevitable secondly, space should be recognized as a distinct and legitimate Area of Responsibility in the Unified Command Plan and lastly, the Defense Department should create a separate Space Corps under the auspices of the Air Force.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE