eBook Space Warfare and Defense: A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide, 1st Edition

  • Bert Chapman
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  • ISBN-10: 159884007X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840070
  • DDC: 358.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 403 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject.

Star wars. Global positioning satellites. Space-based laser weapons. Once the realm of science fiction, space weapons and warfare are coming closer to reality. Ninety percent of U.S. military communications depend on space assets, marking an increasing reliance on space for national security initiatives, military operations, and e-commerce enabled by satellite technology. What does the future hold for this new arena of military conflict?

This work provides comprehensive coverage of the development of space as a possible arena for warfare, exploring the military uses of space - past, present, and future and specific details of actual space weapons systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
Chronology of Key Events in Space Warfare and Defense History.
1: Development of U.S. Military Space Policy.
2: U.S. Military Space Programs.
3: Space Weaponry Development.
4: Other Countries' Space Weapons Programs.
5: Selected U.S. Laws and International Agreements on Military Uses of Space.
6: U.S. Defense Department Resources.
7: Non–Defense Department U.S. Government Resources: Congress, Independent Agencies, and Commissions.
8: U.S. Research Institutions.
9: Foreign and International Government Organizations and Research Centers.
10: Research Assistance: Periodical Indexes, Scholarly and Trade Journals, Scholarly Books, Documentary Collections, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
11: Space Warfare and Defense Dictionary and Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
Chronology of Key Events in Space Warfare and Defense History.
1: Development of U.S. Military Space Policy.
2: U.S. Military Space Programs.
3: Space Weaponry Development.
4: Other Countries' Space Weapons Programs.
5: Selected U.S. Laws and International Agreements on Military Uses of Space.
6: U.S. Defense Department Resources.
7: Non–Defense Department U.S. Government Resources: Congress, Independent Agencies, and Commissions.
8: U.S. Research Institutions.
9: Foreign and International Government Organizations and Research Centers.
10: Research Assistance: Periodical Indexes, Scholarly and Trade Journals, Scholarly Books, Documentary Collections, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
11: Space Warfare and Defense Dictionary and Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.