Deep Space Warfare

Military Strategy Beyond Orbit

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About the Book

Since the Cold War, outer space has become of strategic importance for nations looking to seize the ultimate high ground. World powers establishing a presence there must consider, among other things, how they will conduct warfare in orbit. Leaders must dispense with “Buck Rogers” notions about operations in space and realize that policies there will have serious ramifications for geopolitics.
How should nations view space? How should they fight there? What would space warfare look like and how should strategists approach it? Offering critical observations regarding this unique theater of international relations, a military professional explores the strategic implications as human affairs move beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

About the Author(s)

Major John C. Wright is a US Air Force officer and pilot. He has published multiple articles on Pacific region political-military affairs in a variety of journals and online publications. He specializes in Japanese language, culture, and US-Japan military-diplomatic affairs. He lives in Yigo, Guam.

Bibliographic Details

John C. Wright
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 30 photos, appendix, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7926-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3784-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Wright’s audacious look-ahead at extraterrestrial military policy and planning will fascinate spacepassionate readers.”—Booklist
  • “Applying a military strategist’s approach to a fascinating problem set, John Wright has written an absorbing and intriguing treatise on fighting in space. Readers might not agree with his conclusions, but the analysis is engaging and fun.”—Brad Glosserman, deputy director of the Center for Rule-Making Strategies at Tama University, author of Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions