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Globalness: Toward a Space Power Theory Brian E. Fredriksson

Globalness: Toward a Space Power Theory

Brian E. Fredriksson

Published September 11th 2012
ISBN : 9781249327523
Paperback
86 pages
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The purpose of this thesis is to take the first steps toward a military space power theory. It begins by answering the question: Why does the US military need space power theory? The United States or any military space-faring nation needs theoryMoreThe purpose of this thesis is to take the first steps toward a military space power theory. It begins by answering the question: Why does the US military need space power theory? The United States or any military space-faring nation needs theory because space power is more than simply a force enhancer but is a separate and unique form of military power with the capacity to deter and compel. An analysis of the fundamental attributes of military power-identified here as presence, perspective, response, and destructive capability-demonstrates the unique advantages and disadvantages of space vis-a-vis land, sea, and airpower. A unifying principle of globalness links the laws, rules, and precepts of a prototype theory based on space powers unique capabilities. The space power theory provides a common vision that allows a space-faring nation to take full advantage of these unique capabilities.