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Military Space Doctrine

Waiting for Starfleet
An FAS contribution to the military space doctrine debate.

Air Force Manual 1-1 Basic Aerospace Doctrine of the United States Air Force - March 1992
CADRE Doctrine Publications Doctrine is important because it provides the framework for understanding how to apply military power. It is what history has taught us works in war, as well as what does not. This edition has special significance because it contains not only the "bare bones" of our doctrine in quick reference form (volume I) but also the essays that provide the evidence and supporting rationale for each doctrinal statement (volume II).

Building an Air Force for the Next Century
Prepared remarks by Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall and Chief of Staff Gen. Ronald Fogleman to the Air Force Association Convention, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23, 1995. The challenges, as Widnall sees them; possible courses of action, as Fogleman sees them.

Seven Strategies for Space

1996 Air & Space Doctrine Symposium
30 April to 1 May 1996 Maxwell AFB, Alabama - Air War College - Driven by a broader Information Revolution, the emerging military revolution could transform war on land, in the air, and at sea, and bring war into two new dimensions: space and the information spectrum. Covers the Air Force's doctrine development process, discuss responsibilities of appropriate organizations, and stress the importance of corporate doctrinal efforts.

Army Force XXI Home Page
Force XXI is the reconceptualization and redesign of the force at all echelons, from the foxhole to the industrial base, to meet the needs of a volatile and ever changing world. It will be a force organized around information and information technologies.

Centralized Control of Space: The Use of Space Forces by a Joint Force Commander, 22 September 1994 PDF Size = 160K
Desert Storm was the first conflict in which a land-based military force was directly and fully supported by space forces. For the first time in the history of warfare, space forces were an integral part of terrestrial conflict and crucial to its outcome. Two invaluable Desert Storm lessons are important to remember: (1) the role of a single theater commander, orchestrating air, land, and sea forces, and (2) the impact of having a single commander in charge of air assets. A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES FOR COMPLETION OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA. The Joint Doctrine Web Site was designed to make joint doctrine more accessible and to foster debate on doctrinal issues.

Aerospace Strategy for the Aerospace Nation, 1992-93 PDF Size = 175K
Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, for Completion of Graduation Requirements, Academic Year 1992-93. The Joint Doctrine Web Site was designed to make joint doctrine more accessible and to foster debate on doctrinal issues.

Counterspace Operations for Information Dominance, June 1993 PDF Size = 135K
Today an increasing number of nations operate their own space systems or purchase space capabilities that could be used for military purposes. There may be situations where attaining control of space through the destruction of satellites is not politically feasible. This thesis assesses the effectiveness of current U.S. space control strategy in an environment characterized by the increasing proliferation of space systems. An alternative space control strategy is offered that focuses on attaining information dominance through the denial of information provided by space systems. By JAMES G. LEE, Major, USAF -- THESIS PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES, MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA, FOR COMPLETION OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, ACADEMIC YEAR 1992-93.The Joint Doctrine Web Site was designed to make joint doctrine more accessible and to foster debate on doctrinal issues.

SPACE WARFARE
Armed Forces Staff College bibliography.


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