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UNCLASSIFIED Unclassified Clinton Administration 1993 - National security space activities shall contribute to US national security by: - supporting right of self-defense of US, allies and friends - deterring, warning, and defending against enemy attack - assuring hostile forces cannot prevent our use of space - countering, if necessary, space systems and services used for hostile purposes - enhancing operations of U.S. and allied forces - ensuring our ability to conduct military and intelligence space-related activities - satisfying military and intelligence requirements during peace and crisis as well as through - all levels of conflict UNCLASSIFIED The National Space Policy published in September 1996 states that national security space activities, meaning the military and certain national agencies, would contribute to national security following the guidelines shown on this side. The policy clearly states that the U.S. has the right to defend itself and its allies. The policy implies that space systems, as long as they are not in violation of domestic or international law or a treaty, can be used to defend ourselves and our allies. This statement does not exclude certain space-based weapons. Space systems will be used to deter, warn and defend the national and its forces from enemy attack. The U.S. will take action against any country attempting to prevent us from using space. The U.S. reserves the right to counter space systems and services that are used for hostile purposes. This statement implies that if, necessary, anti-satellite weapons could be used. Space systems will be used for force enhancement. The U.S. will ensure that it has the ability to conduct military and intelligence related space activities. The U.S. will use space systems to satisfy military and intelligence requirements during peacetime and during any crisis. The use of space systems is routine, not an exception. A537, Space Orientation Course US Army Command and General Staff College Lesson 1, Intro/Space Policy/Organizations Prepared by: J.H. Barker, ARINC-Leavenworth UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED Unclassified Department of Defense Space Policy • Supports and amplifies U.S. national space policy • Space recognized as an operational medium (like land, sea and air) • Space mission areas defined: - Space Support - Force Enhancement - Space Control - Force Application UNCLASSIFIED DOD space forces support a wide range of requirements critical to the National Commander and Authorities, combatant commanders, and operational forces. The global coverage, high readiness, non-intrusive forward presence, and responsiveness of space forces enable them to provide real-time and near-real-tie support for the full range of military
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