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Journal of Advanced Military Studies

vol. 15, no. 1
Spring 2024

The Militarization of Space

The application of space technology to military purposes is nothing new. However, the intensified reliance by military forces on space capabilities coupled with a return to active contestation of space as a military domain increases the need for discussion of space applications and their implications for the joint fight. The diverse and wide-ranging articles in the Spring 2024 issue are both directly and symbolically representative of the ongoing effort by military leaders and thinkers around the world to consider the ramifications of multiple fundamental changes currently underway in the space domain. These changes have major implications for how war is fought in all domains and geographic theaters.​



Jamie Morin, PhD

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Eliahu H. Niewood, ScD; and Matthew Jones, PhD

Military Spacesteading: Space-based Logistics Mediums for Future Beachheads
Major Robert Billard Jr., USMC

The Void Above: The Future of Space Warfare and a Call to Update the Rule of International Space Law
Alan Cunningham

The Soviet Sputniks and American Fears about the Militarization of Outer Space
Tom Wilkinson

Marine Corps and Space Force Integration for a More Lethal Joint Task Force to Counter China
Colonel Josh Bringhurst, USMC

A Call for Space-Domain Intelligence Training
Lieutenant Colonel Genelle M. Martinez, USSF

Kim Jong United: How a Future North Korean ASAT Threat Makes Strange International Bedfellows and Novel Opportunity
Second Lieutenant Max A. Schreiber, USSF

Characterizing Future Authoritarian Governance in the Space Domain
Julian G. Waller, PhD

Space Technology and Its Military Application: Options for Pakistan
Shamaila Amir, PhD; and Nazia Abdul Rehman, PhD

Breaking the Newtonian Fetish: Conceptualizing War Differently for a Changing World
Ben Zweibelson, PhD


review essay

The Sky Is Not the Limit: The Unknowable Future of Space
José de Arimatéia da Cruz, PhD/MPH


Book Reviews




















Bitskrieg: The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare
By John Arquilla
Reviewed by Anabela P. Brízido

The Culture of Military Organizations
Edited by Peter R. Mansoor and Williamson Murray
Reviewed by Philip C. Shackelford

Capturing Aguinaldo: The Daring Raid to Seize the Philippine President at the Dawn of the American Century
By Dwight Sullivan
Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Schoeni

Women, Peace, & Security in Professional Military Education
Edited by Lauren Mackenzie, PhD; and Lieutenant Colonel Dana Perkins, PhD
Reviewed by Colonel Cornelia Weiss (Ret)

Special Reconnaissance and Advanced Small Unit Patrolling: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Special Operations Forces
By Lieutenant Colonel Ed Wolcoff (Ret)
Reviewed by Benjamin B. Wilson

Right and Wronged in International Relations: Evolutionary Ethics, Moral Revolutions, and the Nature of Power Politics
By Brian C. Rathbun
Reviewed by Phil W. Reynolds

Intelligence and the State: Analysts and Decision Makers
By Jonathan M. House
Reviewed by David Myrtle

Maoism: A Global History
By Julia Lovell
Reviewed by Second Lieutenant David T. Tung


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