Accession Number : ADA186658

Title :   A Strategy for Space Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Alfred R , Jr

PDF Url : ADA186658

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This report develops a strategy for space systems warfare that provides National Command Authorities with options that go beyond space systems. It examines policy, doctrine, and legal aspects of space systems, and finds that more should be done in those areas. It postulates space system warfare scenarios to include attacks on ground and control systems and covert and overt attacks on spacecraft; analyzes present space warfare strategy using Fabyanic model and finds that present strategy is lacking in war fighting content. Finally, it develops a new space warfare strategy with several options using Crowls' model and applies classical strategists. A new strategy employs more elements of power than just space systems. The author makes recommendations to correct several problems.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SYSTEMS, *SPACE WARFARE, ATTACK, GROUND LEVEL, COVERT OPERATIONS, STRATEGY, SPACECRAFT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SCENARIOS

Subject Categories : Space Warfare
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE