Accession Number:

ADA525864

Title:

The View From (Army) Space ... Space Control Necessary to Fight and Win in the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This country has sent men and women off to battle many times, but this time, elements of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command are involved. Space Operations Officers and others from SMDC are deployed in many locations around the world. One of our Space Operations Officers was awarded an Air Medal for his actions. Our soldiers and civilians are proving what we have known for a long time - Space control is necessary to both fight and win in the 21st Century. The genie is out of the box with Space technology. And this reliance on Space technology brings a new dimension to the battlefield. It also brings new problems for us because the adversary also has this capability. Sadly, though, many soldiers do not even know that their equipment - or the enemys - relies on satellites.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Space Warfare
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE