Developing National Power in Space

A Theoretical Model

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About the Book

Exploring the nature of space programs and how nations can maximize advantages gained from space operations, this book draws from military and economic theory to describe an original model of the development and employment of a nation’s ability to operate in space. Chapters discuss the implications for the history and organization of America’s space program, particularly its military dimension. The rise of American naval power early in the 20th century is investigated as an historical analog to the current American situation in space, and a method is proposed for the U.S. to lead a new space age. This book’s unique theory and analysis will be of interest to policy makers, planners, leaders and enthusiasts interested in America’s future in space.

About the Author(s)

Brent Ziarnick is an instructor at the U.S. Air Force’s Space Education and Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and an award winning writer on military space issues. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Bibliographic Details

Brent Ziarnick
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 268
Bibliographic Info: 13 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9499-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1773-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Eclipse of American Space Power? 1
1 • The General Theory of Space Power 9
2 • Organizing for Effective Development—Logic 62
3 • Organizing for Effective Development—Grammar 106
4 • The Navalists’ War—The Pacific 1941–1945 159
5 • The Spacers’ War—Beyond Earth Orbit 2053–2057 201
Chapter Notes 243
Bibliography 249
Index 253