John Sheldon's Articles

In Defense of Space Control

Speaking on April 15 about the growing threat from China, Russia, and others against U.S. military satellites at the 31st National Space Symposium, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told his audience that, “[w]hile we rely heavily on space capabilities, in both peace and war, we must continue to emphasize space control as challenges arise.” […]

Proudly Honoring the Example of General George C. Marshall

On March 11, 2015, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent a letter to Dr. John B. Sheldon, Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute, asking how it is that our Institute is named after General George C. Marshall (1880-1959). Senator Whitehouse asked whether we had permission from the Marshall family to use the name of […]

A Pacific Space Age and Implications for the U.S.

Institute Fellow Dr. John Sheldon appeared at a Heritage Foundation event on March 11 discussing Japanese, Chinese and American space policy and the strategic implications they hold for the future.

Returning to Fundamentals: Deterrence and U.S. National Security in the 21st Century

Is deterrence a “one-size fits all” strategic concept? Can it be applied equally effectively to security challenges as diverse as nuclear weapons and cyberspace? Or do the emerging domains of outer space and cyberspace require their own deterrence strategies? These and related questions are the subject of a collection of essays recently published by the […]

A Day Without Space: Considering National Security Implications

On July 19, 2011 the Space Enterprise Council and the George C. Marshall Institute hosted A Day Without Space: Considering National Security Implications. The Day Without Space series was launched in 2008 and strives to educate policy makers and the public about the growing importance of space to their daily lives and to U.S. economic and […]

A Day Without Space: Economic and National Security Ramifications

Space systems provide significant benefits to American commerce and national security.  On October 16, 2008 the George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a “A Day Without Space” to discuss the implications of losing access to space-borne assets and information for the U.S. economy and national security. Speakers […]

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