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International Cooperation In Outer Space

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
ISBN : UIUC:30112008621325
Genre : Space sciences
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Category: Space sciences

Military Thought

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B5491301
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

The Militarization Of Space

Author : Paul B. Stares
ISBN : UOM:39015009035752
Genre : History
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From the front jacket flap: Contrary to widespread expectations in the wake of Sputnik, outer space did not immediately become a new arena for a superpower arms competition. Although the United States and the Soviet Union began to use space extensively for military purposes, both exhibited relatively little interest in the development of space weaponry. By the beginning of the 1980s, however, an arms race in space seemed inevitable. Now both the United States and the Soviet Union have developed the means to disable satellites and are now also considering the deployment of ballistic missile defenses in space. Why were these weapons never extensively developed earlier? What changed in the late 1970s to reverse the predominant trend in the militarization of space? What are the lessons for arms control and for Soviet-American relations in general? Paul Stares addresses these fundamental questions by examining the factors that have shaped United States policy towards the military use of space and in particular the development of antisatellite weapons. States relies heavily on declassified documents found in Presidential libraries and made available under the Freedom of Information Act, and he obtained additional information from a comprehensive series of interview with former members of the U.S. government and armed services. By judicious use of this material, he provides the first detailed account of United States space weapons policy and programs. An invaluable source of information for defense analysts and scholars of international relations, The Militarization of Space is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand present United States military space policy and its implications for the future.
Category: History

Common Security In Outer Space And International Law

Author : Detlev Wolter
ISBN : UOM:39015063094935
Genre : Law
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This publication explores the concept of common security and the legal foundations for its application in outer space law, based on the premise that outer space is an internationalised common area beyond the national jurisdiction of individual states, and therefore security in space must be the common security of all states. Chapters cover a range of issues including: the principle of the peaceful use of outer space, passive military uses, and multilateral negotiations to prevent an arms race in outer space; structural change of international law and the common heritage of mankind principle; and proposals for a multilateral agreement and the creation of an International Organisation for Common Security in Outer Space.
Category: Law

Outer Space And Global Security

Author : United Nations
ISBN : UCSD:31822033259904
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This publication contains a number of papers presented at an international conference on the current and future military uses of space, held in Geneva in November 2002, as well as the conference report. Participants, who included governmental and non-governmental representatives, discussed a wide range of short and long-term measures to enhance space security, including the possibility of a ban on the deployment of any weapons in space.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Exploitation Of Space

Author : Michiel Schwarz
ISBN : UOM:39015011162859
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

Us Presidents And The Militarization Of Space 1946 1967

Author : Sean N. Kalic
ISBN : 9781603446914
Genre : History
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In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946–1967, three American presidents in succession shared a fundamental objective of preserving space as a weapons-free frontier for the benefit of all humanity. Between 1953 and 1967 Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson all saw nonaggressive military satellite development, as well as the civilian space program, as means to favorably shape the international community’s opinion of the scientific, technological, and military capabilities of the United States. Sean N. Kalic’s reinterpretation of the development of US space policy, based on documents declassified in the past decade, demonstrates that a single vision for the appropriate uses of space characterized American strategies across parties and administrations during this period. Significantly, Kalic’s findings contradict the popular opinion that the United States sought to weaponize space and calls into question the traditional interpretation of the space race as a simple action/reaction paradigm. Indeed, beyond serving as a symbol and ambassador of US technological capability, its satellite program provided the United States with advanced, nonaggressive military intelligence-gathering platforms that proved critical in assessing the strategic nuclear balance between the United States and the Soviet Union. It also aided the three administrations in countering the Soviet Union’s increasing international prestige after its series of space firsts, beginning with the launch of Sputnik in 1957.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The U S Military

Author : William M. Arkin
ISBN : UOM:39015018891401
Genre : Political Science
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Provides over two thousand entries on the weapons, organization, programs, and legal and treaty status of the United States armed forces, as well as their role in NATO
Category: Political Science

High Frontier

Author : Curtis Peebles
ISBN : 0788148001
Genre :
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Addresses the history of the U.S. military space program as an US Air Force domain. Includes discussion on aerial reconnaissance; national space policy; Project CORONA; manned military space flight; the X-20 Dyna-Soar; the Manned Orbiting Laboratory; military space shuttles; missile early warning; SPADATA/SSN tracking network; nuclear detection; communication, meteorological & navigational satellites; anti-satellite systems; launch operations, ground control, organization & management; Space Command; Desert Storm, the US Air Force & the military space program in a changing world; & more. Photos.
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Space Exploration

Author : Kim Masters Evans
ISBN : 1414407785
Genre : Science
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Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.
Category: Science

The U S Army War College Guide To National Security Issues Theory Of War And Strategy

Author : J. Boone Bartholomees
ISBN : OSU:32435081757163
Genre : National security
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This edition of the U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fourth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy's core courses: "Theory of War and Strategy" and "National Security Policy and Strategy." Like previous editions, this one is largely an expansion of its predecessor rather than a major rewriting. About a quarter of the chapters are new, and several others have undergone significant rewrites or updates. However, approximately half of the book remains unchanged. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner we use to teach strategy formulation to America's future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition adds several short case studies that can be used to illustrate the primary material in the volume.
Category: National security

The Politics Of Space

Author : William H. Schauer
ISBN : UCAL:B3810272
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

Bulletin

Author : Institut zur Erforschung der UdSSR.
ISBN : UOM:39015049908497
Genre : Periodicals
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