Space and Security: A Reference Handbook

Book Cover: Space and Security: A Reference Handbook
March 31, 2011

Peter Hays, Adjunct Professor

 

Space and Security: A Reference HandbookPeter L. Hays, Author, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, March 2011.

 

This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues.

Space and Security: A Reference Handbook examines how the United States has developed and implemented policies designed to use space capabilities to enhance national security, providing a clear and complete evaluation of the origins and motivations for U.S. national security space policies and activities. The author explains the Eisenhower Administration's quest to develop high-technology intelligence collection platforms to open up the closed Soviet state, and why it focused on developing a legal regime to legitimize satellite overflight for the purposes of gathering intelligence.