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11 March 2024 - 29 March 2024

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."

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Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Library resources are best accessed using commercial internet.

11 March 2024:  Space History

Walter A. McDougall          Biography
The Heavens and the Earth:  A Political History of the Space Age       Review 1       Review 2

12 March 2024:  History of Space Strategy

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

14 March 2024:  The Rise of the USSF

Forrest L. Marion     Biography
Standing Up Space Force:  The Road to the Nation's Sixth Armed Service       Publisher Description

15 March 2024:  Current Policy and Strategy

US National Space Policy
US Space Priorities Framework
A Strategic Framework for Space Diplomacy
Defense Space Strategy Summary 2020
USSPACECOM Priorities and Posture Statement
White Paper on Competitive Endurance:  A Proposed Theory of Success for the U.S. Space Force

18 March 2024:  Approaches to Space Power Part 1

Everett C. Dolman     Biography  (Scroll down to "Departments" and click on "Space Power", scroll down to 3nd entry)
Astropolitik:  Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age     Review

19 March 2024:  Approaches to Space Power Part 2

John J. Klein     Biography   (Scroll down to 8th item)
Space Warfare:  Strategy, Principles, and Policy     Review   Publisher Description

21 March 2024:  Approaches to Space Power Part 3

Bleddyn Bowen        Biography
Original Sin:  Power, Technology and War in Outer Space        Review 1        Review 2

22 March 2024:  Approaches to Space Power Part 4

Michael Byers      Biography
Aaron Boley       Biography
Who Owns Outer Space?  International Law, Astrophysics, and the Sustainable Development of Space     Publisher Description

25 March 2024:  US and China

CASI, China's Space Narrative

Kevin Pollpeter    Biography
Michael S. Chase    Biography
Eric Heginbotham     Biography
The Creation of the PLA Strategic Support Force and Its Implications for Chinese Military Space Operations  (RAND Report)

Krista Langeland      Biography
Derek Grossman      Biography
Tailoring Deterrence for China in Space   (RAND Report)

26 March 2024:  Commercial Space, Part 1

Johan Eriksson
Lindy M. Newlove-Eriksson
Outsourcing the American Space Dream:  SpaceX and the Race to the Stars    (Article)

Kathleen Sullivan       
Svetla Ben-Itzhak     Biography
Securing the Space Domain with Active Orbital Debris Removal:  Lessons from Europe and Japan Towards a U.S. Strategy  (Article)

Wendy N. Whitman Cobb     Biography   (Scroll down to the last item)

A Commercial Space Dilemma?:  The Dynamics of Commercial Competition in Space    (Article)  (Scroll down to pg. 67)

USSPACECOM - Commercial Integration Strategy

28 March 2024:  Commercial Space, Part 2

Eric Berger      Biography
Liftoff:  Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Launched SpaceX       Review    Publisher Description

29 March 2024:  Rising Space Powers

Deganit Paikowsky     Biography
The Power of the Space Club      Review

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