Accession Number:

ADA454341

Title:

Globalness: Toward a Space Power Theory

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to take the first steps toward a military space power theory. It begins by answering the following question Why does the U.S. military need a space power theory The United States or any military space-faring nation needs a theory because space power is more than simply a force enhancer, It is a separate and unique form of military power with the capacity to deter and compel. An analysis of the fundamental attributes of military power -- identified here as presence, perspective, response, and destructive capability -- demonstrates the unique advantages and disadvantages of space vis-a-vis land, sea, and airpower. A unifying principle of globalness links the laws, rules, and precepts of a prototype theory based on space powers unique capabilities. The space power theory provides a common vision that allows a space-faring nation to take full advantage of these unique capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Space Warfare
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE