Naval War College Review


John R. Arpin


Nowadays we take for granted that space assets are necessary for military operations, but the nonmilitary use of space has also passed into the realm of the necessary. While the use of space as- sets, and thus access to space, is of vital importance to the nation, there is no watershed work that unites the politi- cal, economic, industrial, and military aspects into a single vision. Space pol- icy, in other words, is still waiting for its Mahan.