Accession Number : ADA326745

Title :   Space Control Strategy for a Dynamic, Multipolar World.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Martorano, Matthew F.

PDF Url : ADA326745

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The US military is increasingly reliant on space assets to accomplish its mission. In a multipolar world, where we do not know where and when the military will deploy, space systems are needed to augment and provide critical support to our forces. In the future, space systems will be an even more dynamic force multiplier. Additionally, our future opponents will have access to space information that could threaten US forces. This paper will analyze US space control strategy in light of our increased reliance on space systems and propose a space control strategy for a multipolar world. First, it will show how critical space assets are to the US military focusing on Desert Storm and proposed future uses of space. Next, the history of space control strategy will be explored from the first satellite launch to the present administration. In addition, current space control strategy and doctrine will be examined focusing on ends, ways, and means. Furthermore, a risk assessment of US strategy will evaluate whether there is a disconnect between strategy and resources. Finally, the paper will propose a future space control strategy for a multipolar world.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *SPACE SYSTEMS, *SPACE WARFARE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, RISK, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, LAUNCHING.

Subject Categories : Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE