Accession Number:

ADA393531

Title:

Information Weaponization of Space

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

While not a part of the operational factor trinity, information increasingly and profoundly affects the factors of space, time, and force, both individually and in combination. Space has become perhaps the key enabler for operational information for both the United States and its potential enemies. While defense of our capabilities in space is a well-understood and accepted course of action, the offensive use of space is still hotly debated as a part of U.S. space policy. This paper discusses offensive counterspace operations and specifically how information weaponization of space will allow the operational planner to obtain information superiority in the battlespace. Information weaponization can accomplish the task, and consequently it provides a capability to attack and degrade or deny an enemys picture of the battlespace.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE