Accession Number : ADA288711

Title :   Counterspace Operations for Information Dominance.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Lee, James G.

PDF Url : ADA288711

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : For the last 30 years US space control strategy has focused on the Soviet space threat and sought to achieve absolute control of the space environment through the destruction of their satellites. Today an increasing number of nations operate their own space systems or purchase space capabilities that could be used for military purposes. In light of this proliferating threat from space, 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 US 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.

Descriptors :   *SPACE WARFARE, USSR, CONTROL, NATIONS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE SYSTEMS, THREATS, DESTRUCTION, THESES, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, AREA DENIAL, SPACE WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE