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    Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry (Fortress) (Paperback) By (author) Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Chris Taylor

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    DescriptionThe United States has been developing space for many years, and satellites provide the US Military with an unparalleled advantage over its adversaries. Constellations of both military and civilian satellites provide protection and support for military operations; deliver ballistic missile early warning; supply reliable, secure and jam-proof communications; gather audio-visual intelligence; predict weather patterns; guide navigation; and deliver guided-weapons targeting, as well as a host of other missions. This book explores the design, development and usage of US military space systems, as well as, past and future threats to the systems. The current relevance of this topic to the international community as a whole is key, as space becomes the next, if only virtual, theater of warfare.

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    Defending Space
    US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clayton Chun, Illustrated by Chris Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 245 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846030390
    ISBN 10: 1846030390

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: JWM, HBW
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BIC subject category V2: TJKS, 1KBB
    DC22: 355.3432
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, TJKS, JWM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    31 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Clayton K. S. Chun, Ph.D., is on the U.S. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the U.S. Air Force and has published in the fields of national security, military history, and economics. The author lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
    Review quote
    "This well-illustrated book is an engaging introduction to a field with which many of our readers may not be familiar. For those interested in 21st-century defenses, it is certainly recommended." -Bolling Smith, "Coast Defense Journal" ."..an intriguing survey of space weaponry development and history key to any understanding of modern military systems... [One of the] top picks for specialized military holdings." -"California Bookwatch"