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Space weapons : earth wars

Author: Bob Preston; United States. Air Force.; Project Air Force (U.S.); et al
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the possibility, utility, legalities and limitations of the military use of space, specifically the use in space of weapons or defences for terrestrial conflict. The authors define and classify these weapons, describe their attributes, and explain how they might be used.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Preston; United States. Air Force.; Project Air Force (U.S.); et al
ISBN: 0833032526 9780833032522
OCLC Number: 1136204981
Language Note: English.
Notes: "Project Air Force."
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"MR-1209-AF."
Description: 1 online resource (231 p.)
Contents: PREFACE; FIGURES; TABLES; SUMMARY; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; Chapter One INTRODUCTION; PURPOSE; SCOPE; ORGANIZATION; Chapter Two BACKGROUND; HISTORY; POST-COLD WAR; LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS; Chapter Three KINDS AND CAPABILITIES OF SPACE WEAPONS; TYPES OF SPACE WEAPONS; DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS; MASS-TO-TARGET WEAPONS; Chapter Four EMPLOYMENT; EMPLOYMENT; COMMAND; Chapter Five HOW MIGHT THE UNITED STATES ACQUIRE SPACE WEAPONS?; HOW MIGHT THE UNITED STATES DECIDE?; ASSUMING A DECISION TO ACQUIRE, HOW MIGHT TRANSITION OCCUR?; Chapter Six HOW MIGHT OTHERS ACQUIRE SPACE WEAPONS?; PEER COMPETITOR FRIEND OR ALLYNEITHER ALLY NOR ADVERSARY; NONPEER ADVERSARY; NONSTATE COALITION; SUMMARY; Chapter Seven CONCLUSION; ADVANTAGES; LIMITATIONS; USES AND IMPLICATIONS; Appendix A SPACE-BASED DIRECTED-ENERGY WEAPONS; Appendix B KINETIC-ENERGY SPACE WEAPONS; Appendix C NATURAL METEOROIDS AS WEAPONS; Appendix D BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE COUNTERMEASURES; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Bob Preston ... [et al.].

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An exploration of the possibility, utility, legalities and limitations of the military use of space, specifically the use in space of weapons or defences for terrestrial conflict. The authors define and classify these weapons, describe their attributes, and explain how they might be used.

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