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The Third Battle: Is the U.S. Ready to Wage the Next Conflict in Space? Scott A Henderson

The Third Battle: Is the U.S. Ready to Wage the Next Conflict in Space?

Scott A Henderson

Published October 9th 2012
ISBN : 9781249595625
Paperback
92 pages
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The United States is now entering the third battle in space - a battle to go beyond space as simply a force enhancer to a position of space supremacy. National grand strategy has shifted from strategic engagement to primacy, where the U.S. mustMoreThe United States is now entering the third battle in space - a battle to go beyond space as simply a force enhancer to a position of space supremacy. National grand strategy has shifted from strategic engagement to primacy, where the U.S. must preserve supremacy by outdistancing any global challenger. Military doctrine is emerging to support that ideal in space. Is the United States really ready to embark on such a grand vision? The United States is the world leader in space because it won the first two battles in space. The first battle was won with the launch of the first photo reconnaissance systems and the deployment of a robust Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capability. The second battle was waged during the Cold War and saw the United States win the fight to integrate space into joint warfighting systems and doctrine. Today, there are serious questions about whether the U.S. can field a space force sufficiently powerful enough to dominate space.