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Increasing the Weaponization of Spaces: A Prescription for Further Progress Randall S Weidenheimer

Increasing the Weaponization of Spaces: A Prescription for Further Progress

Randall S Weidenheimer

Published October 17th 2012
ISBN : 9781249832348
Paperback
156 pages
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This paper addresses the issue of weaponization of space, or, more specifically, what would DoD like to do in/from space with weapons and what impedes DoDs ability to do this? Given the current environment, it appears that DoD should take promptMoreThis paper addresses the issue of weaponization of space, or, more specifically, what would DoD like to do in/from space with weapons and what impedes DoDs ability to do this? Given the current environment, it appears that DoD should take prompt action to: (1) identify the U.S. and DoD policies which must be changed or developed to support weaponization of space- and (2) propose strategies for use of capabilities that result from weaponization of space. A key aspect of this effort will include developing a taxonomy of what it takes to do space control and force application from space, then identifying the specific impediments to each progressively more ambitious weaponization activity. The paper will briefly review current/emerging technologies that could be used to do space control and force application, primarily taking the position that technologies could be available to exploit space within the next 5-20 years if the U.S. decides to pursue their development.