Comment and Discussion

When China is building a high-energy laser to attack our satellites in space and planning for manned spaceflight to extend its warfighting dominance, we need to recognize the growing importance of space for defense and the desirability of controlling space, just as Mahan argued for control of the seas.

Whether we use space for fielding defenses against ballistic missiles or precision kinetic-energy weapons going from space to ground as Kenneth Roy advocated in a recent article ("Ship Killers from Low Earth Orbit," pp. 40-43, October 1997 Proceedings ), we need a strategy for space. Naval strategy can help fill that vacuum.

 

 
 

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