Articles Tagged: space weapons

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.

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.

Space Power and Deterrence: Are We Serious?

It is commonplace, if not universal, for defense officials and punditry to acknowledge the vital role of satellites in the maintenance and execution of U.S. national security across the entire spectrum of war. Certainly, very few would argue — and argue plausibly — that the plethora of satellites at the disposal of the U.S. government […]

Congressional Testimony of Jeff Kueter on Space Security

On Wednesday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held an oversight hearing to explore the Administration’s military and diplomatic policies toward the use of space. The hearing examined the 2006 National Space Policy (unclassified version) and the impact of […]

Presidential Decisions: NSC Documents – Supplement: Newly Declassified Excerpts

Presented herein are previously classified excerpts from the documents provided in the first volume published by the Marshall Institute’s National Security Space Project, Presidential Decisions: NSC Documents. The excerpts are organized by presidential administration and are cross-referenced to pages of the earlier volume. Declassification of an excerpt, of course, does not mean that the entire […]

Presidential Decisions: National Security Council Documents

If the United States put weapons in space, would it deter or provoke others to follow suit?  What should we forgo in an effort to protect the secrets of spy satellites–Advances in science and civilian technology?  Support for military operations? Disaster relief?  Should we pursue autarky in the space industrial base or seek the benefits […]

Saving Space – Securing Our Space Assets

The weaponization of space, recently dubbed the “question long neglected in most discussions about U.S. defense policy,” is moving to the forefront. Prompted by a recent meeting of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, proposed doctrinal revisions by the Air Force, calls for a White House national security directive, congressional hearings and press reports, […]

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