Accession Number : ADA184742

Title :   How Space - The Fourth Operational Medium - Supports Operational Maneuver.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Janecek,Frank P

PDF Url : ADA184742

Report Date : 17 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This monograph examines space doctrine and space operations, and how they support operational maneuver. The concept of operational maneuver is developed with a view to enhancement through space support. Potential space support and ground maneuver enhancement systems are identified. Current methodologies that integrate them into operational maneuver are examined verifying that our doctrine and practice adequately integrate the new systems and capabilities. Recommendations to better integrate space and operational maneuver are presented. The monograph first examines the early development of aviation in an attempt to learn from the early aviation visionaries the ways they integrated aviation into operational maneuver. Their failures and successes are noted. Historical examples of operational maneuver are examined, and inherent key factors are extracted and developed. Doctrinal factors affecting operational maneuver are consolidated and presented. Space doctrine is examined with a view to enhance operational maneuver. Potential space support systems available now to the far term are listed and integrated into operational maneuver; while systemic shortcomings that limit space integration are identified. Finally, recommendations essential to integrate space support and operational maneuver are presented.

Descriptors :   *SPACE WARFARE, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, MANEUVERS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, AIR POWER, HISTORY, DECENTRALIZATION

Subject Categories : Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE