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Author Grant, Dustin L., author

Title The case for space : a legislative framework for an independent United States space force / Dustin L. Grant, Maj, USAF and Matthew J. Neil, Maj, USAF
Published Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama : Air University Press, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, 2020


Description 1 online resource (v, 77 pages)
Series Wright flyer paper ; no. 73
Wright flyer paper ; no. 73.
Contents Introduction -- Failure to progress -- A history of early space : the beginnings of fractured leadership -- Identifying issues in space leadership -- USAF leadership in space -- Changes to space : the 2018 NDAA -- Why a separate space force? -- Space as a warfighting domain -- Organizing for space : a new approach is needed -- Acquisitions -- Posse comitatus -- Roles and missions of a USSF -- Considering the USCG model -- Law enforcement in space -- Space regulation and inspection -- Space surveillance, interdiction, and rescue -- Space environment research -- Legislative framework for an independent space force -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2
Summary "This paper examines the United States Air Force's role in managing space and provides recommendations for the future of space in the US military. Though it echoes specific recommendations made elsewhere by previous authors, the primary purpose of this paper is to consider the legislative framework required to sever space from Air Force oversight and establish a separate United States space force (USSF) under the Department of Defense. The paper begins by examining the historical evolution and fractured history of space in the US government's bureaucratic machine. Next, this paper looks at multiple reports calling for changes in space leadership and oversight, the inability to effect meaningful change, and an evaluation of the need for an independent space force. It then discusses the various roles and missions an independent space force would assume. Finally, it discusses the legal framework necessary to establish a USSF and analyzes a legislative proposal. Though this paper advocates for "standing up" a separate USSF, the actual value of this paper is in the legislation proposed in Appendix 2, and the analysis of that proposal. Merely considering the specific recommendations in that enabling legislation is beneficial should the United States move toward establishing a USSF."--Abstract
Notes At head of title: Air University, Air Command and Staff College
"Accepted by Air University Press April 2018 and published February 2020"--Page ii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-77)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF file (Air University Press website, viewed on February 13, 2020)
Subject United States. Air Force -- Management -- Evaluation
United States. Department of Defense -- Reorganization
United States. Air Force.
United States. Department of Defense.
Astronautics, Military -- Law and legislation -- United States
Space control (Military science) -- United States -- Forecasting
Space control (Military science) -- Law and legislation -- United States
Bill drafting -- United States
Bill drafting.
Astronautics, Military -- Law and legislation.
Administrative agencies -- Reorganization.
Armed Forces -- Management -- Evaluation.
Bills, Legislative.
United States.
Genre/Form Specimens.
Form Electronic book
Author Neil, Matthew J., author
Air University (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, issuing body.
Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College, issuing body.
Other Titles Legislative framework for an independent United States space force