CONSERVATIVE VS. BOLD THINKING IN SPACEPOWER THEORY?

Two main approaches are emerging in spacepower theorizing. A conservative approach acknowledges space as a distinct physical domain, but mostly treats it conceptually as an extension of the air domain. A bolder approach projects spacepower out to moon and eventually beyond, and envisions decisive strategic advantage to whomever can dominate space. WAR ROOM welcomes Leon Perkowski to offer a way forward. He suggests both should be examined closely and with the humility learned from early airpower and nuclear deterrence theorizing lest we drive toward pitfalls we could have anticipated.

LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER: A SAILOR AT THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE

The J in JPME stands for joint. In order to qualify for joint accreditation each senior service college and the National Defense University are mandated by CJCS instruction to include a proportional number of students and faculty from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Each year hundreds of senior officers attend the college of […]

THE LAW OF THE SEA: PROVIDING ORDER OR INTRUDING ON SOVEREIGNTY?

The United States says over and over that the U.S. supports a rules-based international order but is not party to one of the most important rules-based [international treaties]. The United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea is an important international agreement from the 1970s that establishes the rights and responsibilities of States engaging […]