Joint Space Doctrine: Catapulting into the Future
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The defense community has been drawn into another, perhaps even tougher contest since the demise of the Soviet empire, namely, garnering resources in the face of increased claims by domestic priorities. But threats to national security have not vanished they have just assumed less predictable traits. Despite the past vitality of the military space program, especially in contrast to civilian programs, fiscal realities may adversely impact on its future. But information from all sources--including space--may prove to be an effective weapon against new threats. Information dominance will provide the stimulus for the military space program in the near term. Maximizing the capabilities of the information weapon, however, requires formulating joint space doctrine that has broad support and applicability. This doctrine will provide a significant advantage for the United States over those nations which employ space assets in a piecemeal fashion.
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