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Editor's Note Volume 6 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Editor's Note Volume 6 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Table Of Contents Volume 6 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Table Of Contents Volume 6 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Front Matter Volume 6 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Front Matter Volume 6 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Notes For Contributors, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Notes For Contributors, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Publisher’S Corner: Don’T Call It Cyberspace, Roger G. Harrison 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Publisher’S Corner: Don’T Call It Cyberspace, Roger G. Harrison

Space and Defense

It is said of human beings that we are a pattern discerning species. We tend to search for or invent patterns even where none exist—hence the popularity of power point.1 When we deal with something truly unprecedented, our tendency is nonetheless to find some precedent for it, or, failing that, to fall back on analogy, metaphor or simile, all tools the mind uses to confront the unknown future with the familiar—which is one reason that large organizations faced with unique challenges almost invariably get it wrong.


Space Verification, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Space Verification, Eisenhower Center For Space And Defense Studies

Space and Defense

The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to determine to what extent multilateral agreements to limit disruptive actions in space and/or establish norms of behavior are verifiable; second, to consider under what circumstances space verification serves U.S. interests.


Identifying America’S Vital Interests, Adam Lowther, Casey Lucius 2023 Air Force Research Institute

Identifying America’S Vital Interests, Adam Lowther, Casey Lucius

Space and Defense

As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to shift its focus from Europe to the Asia-Pacific while also attempting to meet budgetary challenges, academics and analysts are examining the nation’s difficult financial outlook and contemplating not only the kind of military the United States needs, but the kind it can afford. Such considerations are, however, putting the cart before the horse. A much more basic challenge faces the country. Simply stated, the United States has no clearly defined and broadly accepted set of national interests. Instead, as one report noted, “Many find it difficult to distinguish between America’s national interests …


International Commercial Avenues To Complement Deterrence Actions, Jonty Kasku-Jackson 2023 National Security Space Institute

International Commercial Avenues To Complement Deterrence Actions, Jonty Kasku-Jackson

Space and Defense

The world relies heavily on services provided by satellite assets, but ensuring the safety and security of those assets is extremely difficult. Classic deterrence approaches rely almost exclusively on the threat of force to dissuade one state from acting against the interests of another. Although classic deterrence was arguably successful against a single adversary during the Cold War, it seems insufficient in the current multipolar strategic environment. In addition to state actors, the strategic environment is complicated by a number of non-state players in space. Some scholars present a theory in which a state could dominate earth if it could …


International Space Negotiations, Emerging Space Powers, And U.S. Efforts To Protect The Military Use Of Space, Justin Anderson, Walt Conrad, Sarah Jacobs Gamberini 2023 Science Applications International Corporation

International Space Negotiations, Emerging Space Powers, And U.S. Efforts To Protect The Military Use Of Space, Justin Anderson, Walt Conrad, Sarah Jacobs Gamberini

Space and Defense

In recent years strategists and diplomats from space faring nations have engaged in debates with their foreign counterparts (and in some cases, with each other) on a range of issues related to norms and laws – or the relative lack thereof – applicable to the military use of space. Questions have run the gamut from the very broad (should the slim volume of outer space law relevant to military platforms and operations be expanded?) to the very specific (what new technical tools are available for the verification regime of a notional future space arms control agreement?).


Editor's Note Volume 7 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Editor's Note Volume 7 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Table Of Contents Volume 7 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Table Of Contents Volume 7 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Front Matter Volume 7 No. 1, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Front Matter Volume 7 No. 1, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Notes For Contributors, Space and Defense 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Notes For Contributors, Space And Defense

Space and Defense

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Publishers Corner Manned Space Exploration: America’S Folly, Roger G. Harrison 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Publishers Corner Manned Space Exploration: America’S Folly, Roger G. Harrison

Space and Defense

Publishers Corner: Essays

If we want to assess the benefits of human space exploration, particularly to Mars, who better to consult than the good folks at MIT, a place presumably bristling with engineering knowledge and human genius. Fortuitously enough, the “Space, Policy and Society Research Group” at MIT has produced a study on “The Future of Human Space Flight” for our edification and enjoyment. It is six years old at this writing, but the facts have not altered appreciably: the humans who would have to be transported to, sustained on, and returned from the red planet are the same frail …


Book Review The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft And The Call Of National Security By Bartholomew Sparrow (Public Affairs, 2015), Schuyler Foerster 2023 Unite States Air Force Academy

Book Review The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft And The Call Of National Security By Bartholomew Sparrow (Public Affairs, 2015), Schuyler Foerster

Space and Defense

A popular new biography pays overdue tribute to a living legend. Bartholomew Sparrow’s rich and detailed biography of Brent Scowcroft—a still very active and now nonagenarian—has been on bookshelves since early this year. Many, including those who have an intimate familiarity with some of the events and personalities in this book, have already offered thorough reviews of the work.


Terror On High: Deterring Asat, Stephen Shea, Mathew Johnson, Alfredo Zurita 2023 Air Force Institute of Technology

Terror On High: Deterring Asat, Stephen Shea, Mathew Johnson, Alfredo Zurita

Space and Defense

Student Contribution:

As technology becomes even more pervasive in daily life, valuable and relatively vulnerable space assets will inspire greater desire to attack U.S. power through space.1 As a result, Anti-Satellite (ASAT) deterrence, a fledgling area of study, will need to be developed and addressed in detail. The proceeding essay will attempt to answer the following questions. What motivates space attacks? How will the enemy try to attack our space assets? What can be done to deter future ASAT attacks?


Cyber Deterrence: Is A Deterrence Model Practical In Cyberspace?, Nathaniel Youd 2023 United States Air Force

Cyber Deterrence: Is A Deterrence Model Practical In Cyberspace?, Nathaniel Youd

Space and Defense

Student Contribution:

After reconsidering massive retaliation versus escalation dominance concepts from nuclear deterrence, escalation dominance, investing in capability to respond proportionally at each level of cyber attack, may be the most practical and effective military strategy for strengthening cyber deterrence.


Argentina Space: Ready For Launch, Daniel Blinder 2023 National Defense School in Argentina

Argentina Space: Ready For Launch, Daniel Blinder

Space and Defense

Desire for a comprehensive space program, one that includes an indigenous satellite launch capability, motivated Argentina to strengthen relevant policy institutions and carefully reconsider its approach in foreign affairs. In the process, this space power on the semi-periphery bridged bitter domestic partisan differences on the federal budget and allayed security fears of the international community, fulfilling at least some important national objectives regarding economic development as well as Argentinean access to space.


Cyberwar: Clausewitzian Encounters, Marco Cepik, Diego Rafael Canabarro, Thiago Borne Ferreira 2023 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Cyberwar: Clausewitzian Encounters, Marco Cepik, Diego Rafael Canabarro, Thiago Borne Ferreira

Space and Defense

As Clausewitz’s masterpiece suggests, language matters for how states conceptualize and plan for war. ‘Cyberwar’, now on the lips of nearly every national security policymaker, may turn out to be a misnomer.


Strategic Nuclear Weapons For Planetary Defense, James Howe 2023 United States Coast Gaurd

Strategic Nuclear Weapons For Planetary Defense, James Howe

Space and Defense

The planet Earth is continually under bombardment. Each day, roughly 100 tons of small meteoroids and space debris – some as large as a meter in diameter, but most smaller than a grain of sand – strike the atmosphere. Moving at speeds in excess of 40,000 kilometers per hour, these meteoroids are often seen as bright streaks in the sky as they burn up from atmospheric friction. Fortunately, because they are consumed high in the atmosphere, meteoroids and space dust pose no threat to humans or other life on Earth.


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