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Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry

Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry (Paperback)

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The United States has been developing space for many years, and satellites provide the US Military with an unparalleled advantage over its adversaries. Constellations of both military and civilian satellites provide protection and support for military operations; deliver ballistic missile early warning; supply reliable, secure and jam-proof communications; gather audio-visual intelligence; predict weather patterns; guide navigation; and deliver guided-weapons targeting, as well as a host of other missions. This book explores the design, development and usage of US military space systems, as well as, past and future threats to the systems. The current relevance of this topic to the international community as a whole is key, as space becomes the next, if only virtual, theater of warfare.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWeapons & equipmentTechnicalElectronics & communications engineeringCommunications engineering / telecommunicationsSatellite communication Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 10/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9781846030390  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Clayton K. S. Chun, Ph.D., is on the U.S. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the U.S. Air Force and has published in the fields of national security, military history, and economics. The author lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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