Accession Number:

ADA523946

Title:

Flattening with the New Common of Space

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The U.S. military currently enjoys a command of the commons that translates into an unparalleled capacity to leverage the capabilities of the oceans, air, Space and cyberspace, and the corresponding ability to mitigate their use by our adversaries. If the adage is true that the present is the product of the past, then Mahans concept of dimensions that have strategic value to national interests remains valid yet today. Mahans view of the seas as a wide common has great similarity to the current view of the importance of Space. Our Nations challenges are more complex, more subtle and harder to recognize -- and they cannot be addressed by simply refocusing old capabilities on new adversaries. Our job is to know what Space capabilities exist, understand those capabilities well enough to think of creative and innovative ways to use them and execute with enough strategic vision and determination to see and bring those capabilities to fruition. Flattening with the New Common of Space is a key step in that direction.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE