Astropolitik Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age
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Description: This volume identifies and evaluates the relationship between outer-space geography and geographic position (astrogeography), and the evolution of current and future military space strategy. In doing so, it explores five primary propositions. First, many classical geopolitical theories of military development are fully compatible with the realm of outer space. Second, how geographical position relates to new technology. Such evolution has developed through sea, rail and air power. Space power is the logical and apparent heir. Third, the special terrain of solar space dictates specific tactics and strategies for efficient exploitation of space resources. Fourth, the concept of space as a power base in classical, geopolitical thought will easily conform to the use of outer space as an ultimate national power base. Finally, a thorough understanding of the astromechanical and physical demarcations of outer space can prove useful to planners, and will prove critical to military strategists in the future. Anoptimum deployment of space assets will be essential on the current terrestrial and future-based battlefield.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction - realism and geopolitics|
|Foundations - from geopolitics to astropolitics|
|Modeling the astropolitical environment|
|Realist visions - the domination of space|
|Shaping the outer space regime - then and now|
|Astrostrategy - power, policy and applications|
|Conclusion in verse|