This study examines the evolution of U.S. military thinking about how outer space might contribute to U.S. national security during the cold war era. It divides the cold war era into four periods: 1945-Sputnik I, Sputnik 1-1963, 1964-1978, and 1979-1989. The study develops a comprehensive definition of the concept of doctrine and a model for doctrine development.
Struggling Towards Space Doctrine: U.S. Military Space Plans, Programs, and Perspectives During the Cold War, May 1994 [519 Pages, 24MB]
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