Accession Number:

ADA525868

Title:

SPACE: A Military Far Frontier No More

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

If recent reports are accurate, those who hold out hope that the militarization of Space can yet be avoided are doomed to disappointment. As Space platforms and the services they provide to U.S. military forces proliferate, Space is drawing closer to becoming a theater of war. The implications are as profound as they are unexpected. Thanks to an innovative wargaming program sponsored by the U.S. Army, national security specialists in and out of government have experienced a taste of the world we may inhabit not long from now. This experience has yielded an early look at significant policy issues likely to arise from the growing integration of Space in U.S. military operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Space Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE