Academic journal article Military Review

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Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

Article excerpt

This issue of Military Review was originally planned with space operations as its theme. Although space remains the focus, Military Review could not allow the events of 11 September to pass without acknowledgment. To that end, the journal has included with this issue a special insert that affirms America's resolve to fight this war against terrorism. David Shaughnessy and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Cowan address how the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon reveal fundamental changes in the way international terrorists operate and how the United States and the coalition must combat those changes.

Space has long intrigued the military imagination. Since the Gulf War, space has grown tremendously important to U.S. warfighters. Now, perhaps more than ever before, especially in light of combat operations in southern Asia, space-based operations are vital to the success of U.S. forces. Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, deputy commander, U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), explains how USSPACECOM enables that success. The article by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Anderson and Robert Bogart discusses how USSPACECOM supports the joint force commander.

The U.S. Army Space Command (ARSPACE) is deeply involved in space operations. ARSPACE leads the effort to integrate space operations across the full spectrum of Army operations. Two articles from contributing authors Lieutenant Colonel Brad Baehr, Chuck Purkiss, Willie Breazell, Russ Smith, J. G. Byrum, and Tommy Houston explain how ARSPACE brings space to the ground warfighter

Perhaps the most important aspect of space operations is the role space plays in communications and information management. …

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