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Author Grant, Dustin L., author.

Title The case for space : a legislative framework for an independent United States space force / Dustin L. Grant, Maj, USAF and Matthew J. Neil, Maj, USAF.

Publication Info. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama : Air University Press, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, 2020.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 301.26/30:73    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 77 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Wright flyer paper ; no. 73
Wright flyer paper ; no. 73.
Note At head of title: Air University, Air Command and Staff College.
"Accepted by Air University Press April 2018 and published February 2020"--Page ii.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-77).
Contents Introduction -- Failure to progress -- A history of early space : the beginnings of fractured leadership -- Identifying issues in space leadership -- USAF leadership in space -- Changes to space : the 2018 NDAA -- Why a separate space force? -- Space as a warfighting domain -- Organizing for space : a new approach is needed -- Acquisitions -- Posse comitatus -- Roles and missions of a USSF -- Considering the USCG model -- Law enforcement in space -- Space regulation and inspection -- Space surveillance, interdiction, and rescue -- Space environment research -- Legislative framework for an independent space force -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2.
Summary "This paper examines the United States Air Force's role in managing space and provides recommendations for the future of space in the US military. Though it echoes specific recommendations made elsewhere by previous authors, the primary purpose of this paper is to consider the legislative framework required to sever space from Air Force oversight and establish a separate United States space force (USSF) under the Department of Defense. The paper begins by examining the historical evolution and fractured history of space in the US government's bureaucratic machine. Next, this paper looks at multiple reports calling for changes in space leadership and oversight, the inability to effect meaningful change, and an evaluation of the need for an independent space force. It then discusses the various roles and missions an independent space force would assume. Finally, it discusses the legal framework necessary to establish a USSF and analyzes a legislative proposal. Though this paper advocates for "standing up" a separate USSF, the actual value of this paper is in the legislation proposed in Appendix 2, and the analysis of that proposal. Merely considering the specific recommendations in that enabling legislation is beneficial should the United States move toward establishing a USSF."--Abstract.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF file (Air University Press website, viewed on February 13, 2020).
Subject United States. Air Force -- Management -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of Defense -- Reorganization.
Astronautics, Military -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Space control (Military science) -- United States -- Forecasting.
Space control (Military science) -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Bill drafting -- United States.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
Administrative agencies -- Reorganization. (OCoLC)fst00796798
Armed Forces -- Management -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01351799
Bills, Legislative. (OCoLC)fst00831831
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Specimens. (OCoLC)fst01423861
Added Author Neil, Matthew J., author.
Air University (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, issuing body.
Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College, issuing body.
Added Title Legislative framework for an independent United States space force
Gpo Item No. 0422-K-09 (online)
Sudoc No. D 301.26/30:73

 
    
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