Articles Tagged: space policy

Adapting American Space Security Strategy

Institute President Jeff Kueter discusses U.S. national security space policy in an article in Defense Dossier, available at http://www.afpc.org/files/september2013.pdf.

Investment Strategy

An Investment Strategy for National Security Space

This report sets out a framework that guides policymakers on how to invest in national security space capabilities over the next decade.

A New Chance for U.S.-Asian Space Cooperation

The enactment of much-needed satellite export control reforms in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is not only a welcome opportunity for the U.S. space industry to compete on a more level playing field with international competitors, it also offers a unique opportunity for U.S. commercial interests to dovetail with Washington’s strategic interests in […]

Space Policy Needs A Reset Too

OSD recently appointed a new acting deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for space policy, and, assuming he keeps the job beyond January, he (or his replacement) might consider shifting his attention to some of the very difficult challenges facing space programs in the Defense Department. First among those would be efforts to build military space systems […]

In Space, Doing More With Less Much Scarier Than Budget Cuts

The scariest part of the projected budget for national security space is not the cuts. It is the ensuing proposals that promise ways to do more with less. Adopting them without close and careful analysis can easily bring on far more damage to national security space capabilities than the cuts ever will. We’ve seen this […]

Do We Need a Code of Conduct for Space? Considering Recent Developments in the Effort to Change Behavior in Space

Does the United States need an International Code of Conduct in Space to preserve an advantage or to advance its interests? Does the U.S. need a Code of Conduct to signal to others what it considers acceptable behavior in space? Will a Code of Conduct dissuade international actors from misbehavior? Will an agreement brought to […]

The Facts Behind the Code of Conduct

The Department of Defense (DOD) is intensifying its advocacy for the U.S. accession to the proposed European Union Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. In a “fact sheet” released a few weeks ago (see http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0111_nsss/docs/DoD%20Fact%20Sheet%20- %20International%20Code%20%208-18-11.pdf), the DOD advances four propositions as “facts”. Fact #1: “Space is vital to our nation’s security and economy, […]

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