Basking in the warm light of success following the Persian Gulf War, U .S. Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak declared that it had been "the first space war."1 Without a space capability to support the terrestrial warfighter, the outcome of the Gulf War might well have been quite different-one with disastrous consequences not only for the governments of the United States and its allies but also for United Nations coalition military forces as well.
Bruger, Steven J.
"Not Ready for the First Space War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 48
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol48/iss1/6