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The Resource Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems, by Stephen Latchford

Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems, by Stephen Latchford

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Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems
Title
Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen Latchford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
High-quality space-based imagery, once among America's most closely held secrets for force enhancement, is now openly available through commercial providers. The United States faces questions of how to keep this source of valuable intelligence information from its adversaries, and whether it is even possible or desirable to do so. This paper addresses strategies for countering the threat to military operations posed by commercial earth-sensing satellites. The paper emphasizes technical countermeasures, using a combination of nodal and value analysis to arrive at possible solutions. It also considers strategies necessary to make those countermeasures militarily useful and politically acceptable. The result of the research is a recommendation for long-term pursuit of co-orbital weapons with reversible effects, while in the short term, integrating current technology into ground-based and airborne radio-frequency jammers and low-power lasers for point defense. In the process it highlights the need for surge capacity in space lift, so the United States can have a defensive space-control capability without accelerating the arms race in space
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Cataloging source
DTICE
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Occasional paper
Series volume
no. 39
Label
Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems, by Stephen Latchford
Link
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463468
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008)
  • "December 2005."
  • The original document contains color images
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vii, 46 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn227925136
  • (OCoLC)ocn373691331
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the Air University web site. Address as of 9/22/08: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat39.pdf ; current accessavailable via PURL
Label
Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems, by Stephen Latchford
Link
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463468
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008)
  • "December 2005."
  • The original document contains color images
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vii, 46 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn227925136
  • (OCoLC)ocn373691331
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the Air University web site. Address as of 9/22/08: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat39.pdf ; current accessavailable via PURL

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