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SPACE POWER

Air University Library Course Support

SPACE POWER

SAASS 665

15 March - 30 March 2021


Examines "the history of the space domain and the use of space in the context of the national interest, national security, and the conduct of warfare.  Integral to this process is the development of critical thinking on the utility of the space domain and further overall US strategic goals."


Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.


Internet Resources 

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.


15 March:  Why Space Matters

Linda Dawson     Biography    (Click on About the Author)
War in Space:  The Science and Technology Behind Our Next Theater of Conflict     Publisher Description   

16 March:  History

James Clay Moltz     Biography
The Politics of Space Security:  Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests       Review

18 March:  Theory

Everett C. Dolman     Biography  (Scroll down to "Departments" and click on "Space Power", scroll down to 2nd entry)
Astropolitik:  Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age     Review

19 March:  Theory

John J. Klien    Biography  (Scroll down to the 7th entry)
Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy    Review 1    Review 2

22 March:  Weaponization of Space

Laura Grego    Biography
A History of Anti-Satellite Programs        Article

Megan Ansdell    Biography
Active Space Debris Removal:  Needs, Implications, and Recommendations for Today's Geopolitical Environment     (Article)

Karl D. Hebert    
Regulation of Space Weapons:  Ensuring Stability and Continued Use of Outer Space     (Article)

Michael P. Gleason     Biography
Peter L. Hays     Biography  (Scroll down to the 5th entry)
A Roadmap for Assessing Space Weapons       Article

23 March:  US Strategy in Space

Joan Johnson-Freese    Biography
Space Warfare in the 21st Century:  Arming the Heavens     Review 

US National Space Policy    (December 2020)

25 March:  The Space Force and US Strategy

Space Force Capstone Doctrine

Robert Farley      Biography  
Space Force:  Ahead of Its Time, or Dreadfully Premature?     (Discussion by the Author)   (Article) 

Wendy Whitman Cobb    Biography   (Scroll down to last item)
"It's a Trap!" The Pros and Mostly "Khans" of Science Fiction's Influence on the United States Space Force     (Article)

26 March:  Great Power Competition in Space -- China

Stacey Solomone    Biography  (Click on About the Author)
China’s Strategy in Space    Publisher Description

29 March:  Great Power Competition in Space -- Regional Players

Zulfqar Khan     Biography
Ahmed Khan     
Space Security Trilemma in South Asia      (Article)

Mian Zahid Hussain     Biography
Raja Qaiser Ahmed     Biography
Space Programs of India and Pakistan:  Military and Strategic Installations in Outer Space and Precarious Regional Strategic Stability      (Article)

Saadia M. Pekkanen     Biography
Thank You for Your Service:  The Security Implications of Japan's Counterspace Capabilities     (Article)

30 March:  Commercial Space

Christian Davenport     Biography
The Space Barons:  Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos     Review 1     Review 2


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