Accession Number : ADA192912

Title :   What to do About ASAT.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pettit, Elvy, Jr

PDF Url : ADA192912

Report Date : 29 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Although the Strategic Defense Initiative currently dominates the military space issue scene, the development of an anti-satellite (ASAT) program is another critical issue that must be reckoned with. This study addresses several of the outstanding questions, issues, and concerns about ASAT, including its rationality, military essentiality, impact on arms control pursuits, and relationship with Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) initiatives. The purpose is to highlight the diversity and significance of the issues and opinions, and demonstrate the need for immediate and serious discussion and resolution.

Descriptors :   *ANTISATELLITE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *SPACE WARFARE, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE