ENHANCING NAVAL OPERATIONS THROUGH SPACE COOPERATION: THE ROLE OF ALLIES

dc.contributor.advisorMoltz, James C.
dc.contributor.authorArrigo, Grant P.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderKline, Jeffrey E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-10T20:07:02Z
dc.date.available2021-11-10T20:07:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-09
dc.description.abstractSince 1957, space has been a significant domain of great power competition, generating soft power and providing pronounced military benefits. As the United States enters an era of renewed great power competition with peer adversaries, the U.S. Navy, operating as a forward presence, faces increased challenges from Russia and China. This thesis investigates possible allied space coalition structures and how space cooperation can be leveraged as a force multiplier to enhance naval operations. Two case studies are featured as a means of evaluating current U.S. allies, their space capabilities, policies, and histories. Germany, France, and the UK are examined in the context of challenges from Russia in the Mediterranean and Arctic, and Japan, Australia, and South Korea are considered relative to the operational challenges in the South China Sea and a Taiwan contingency resulting from the rise of China. The military space programs of Europe are found to be much more developed and interconnected than the more nascent Indo-Pacific military space programs, which remain separated as a result of historical tensions and Cold War–era bilateral cooperation structures. Ultimately, this thesis determines that a U.S.-led space coalition should break from past bilateral or regional alliance structures in favor of a global space coalition to best leverage the benefits of burden sharing, deterrence, mission assurance, and increased capacity to support global maritime operations.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release. Distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.curriculumcode696, Strategy (Space Operations)
dc.identifier.thesisid35149
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/68292
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorNavyen_US
dc.subject.authormaritimeen_US
dc.subject.authorstrategyen_US
dc.subject.authorgreaten_US
dc.subject.authorpoweren_US
dc.subject.authorcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authornationalen_US
dc.subject.authorsecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorspaceen_US
dc.subject.authorinternationalen_US
dc.subject.authorcooperationen_US
dc.subject.authorcooperateen_US
dc.subject.authorcollaborationen_US
dc.subject.authorcollaborateen_US
dc.subject.authormilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorcoalitionen_US
dc.subject.authoralliesen_US
dc.subject.authorAllyen_US
dc.subject.authorFranceen_US
dc.subject.authorGermanyen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.subject.authorJapanen_US
dc.subject.authorAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subject.authorSATCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorISRen_US
dc.subject.authorMETOCen_US
dc.subject.authorMDAen_US
dc.titleENHANCING NAVAL OPERATIONS THROUGH SPACE COOPERATION: THE ROLE OF ALLIESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineStrategy (Space Operations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Strategy (Space Operations)en_US
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