|Title:||War in space : strategy, spacepower, geopolitics|
|Authors:||Bleddyn E. Bowen, Author|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-4744-5048-5|
|Size:||1 online resouce (288 p.)|
|Subjects:||Arms control ; International relations ; Outer space--Military use ; Space warefare|
This book presents a theory of spacepower and considers the implications of space technology on strategy and international relations. The spectre of space warfare stalks the major powers as outer space increasingly defines geopolitical and military competition. As satellites have become essential for modern warfare, strategists are asking whether the next major war will begin or be decided in outer space. Only strategic theory can explore the decisiveness and effects of war in space upon `grand strategy' and international relations.
The author applies the wisdom of military strategy to outer space, and presents a compelling new vision of Earth orbit as a coastline, rather than an open ocean or an extension of airspace as many have assumed.
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