Challenges in Multilateral Work, Iraq 2009-2014: Lessons Learned

April 2018 No Comments

Challenges in Multilateral Work, Iraq 2009-2014: Lessons Learned Speaker: Allan, J. (independent) Date: 27 March 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Jeffrey Allan (Independent) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. Mr. Allan worked as a United Nations political affairs officer for the United Nations Assistance Mission […]

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The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters

March 2018 No Comments

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters Speaker: Kroenig, M. (Georgetown University) Date: 30 March 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Matt Kroenig (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Kroenig began the session by posing the question “What […]

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Exploring the Economic Effects of Conflict in Space

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[Q5] Is it possible to realistically quantify the economic impact of warfighting events in space (e.g., increase in insurance costs for commercial satellites, stock market perturbations of a space attack, change in consumer behavior due to disruption of communication or PNT services)? Author | Editor: Avilies, W. (NSI, Inc). Summary Response This report captures the […]

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Space-Based Missile Defense: Still Grounded

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Space-Based Missile Defense: Still Grounded Speaker: Hitchens, T. (Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland [CISSM]) Date: 29 March 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Theresa Hitchens (Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland [CISSM]) as a part of its SMA Space Speaker Series. Ms. Hitchens began […]

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What Do Others Think / How Do We Know What They Think?

March 2018 No Comments

What Do Others Think and How Do We Know What They Are Thinking? Author | Editor: Yager, M. (NSI, Inc). Executive Summary This white paper deals with broad topic of assessing options to gain better understanding of the subjective world of populations we need to interface and relate to. How can we reliably anticipate behavior […]

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Int’l Rules / Norms: Constraints on Space Operations

March 2018 No Comments

[Q20] What are the current international agreements, treaties, conventions, etc., governing the use of space, and what specific limitations and constraints are placed on space operations? Author | Editor: Bragg, B. (NSI, Inc). Summary Response The expert contributors identified 26 separate international agreements, treaties, and resolutions (legal codes) that have implications for space operations (Figure […]

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Commercial Companies’ Perceptions of Security Space

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[Q6] How do commercial ventures think about the security of their space assets during peacetime, crisis and conflict? Do industry leaders think about warfare in or through space differently than military leaders? What are their main concerns? How reliant are they on governments for warning or protection of space? What are their threat priorities? Author […]

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Pre-Space Age Approaches to Military Capabilities

March 2018 No Comments

[Q15] What insight on current space operations can we gain from understanding the approaches used for surveillance, reconnaissance, navigation, communication, timing synchronization, and indications and warnings before the advent of the space age? Author | Editor: Popp, G. (NSI, Inc). Summary Response This report summarizes the input of 13 insightful responses contributed by space experts […]

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Improving Measures of Effectiveness in Psychological Operations

March 2018 No Comments

Improving Measures of Effectiveness in Psychological Operations Speakers: McQuagge, E. (Northrop Grumman) Date: 8 March 2018 Speaker Session Preview Abstract: One of the most vital aspects of Military Information Support Operations is the measure of effectiveness of the series. It represents the MISO unit’s ability to justify its skillset and contribution as a warfighting function. […]

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Evolving Human and Machine Interdependence in Conflict

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Evolving Human and Machine Interdependence in Conflict Speakers: Burnett, R.E. (National Defense University) Date: 6 March 2018 Speaker Session Preview Abstract: Emerging science and technology will continue to disrupt customary characteristics of political and kinetic conflicts among states and non-state actors. The increasing complex interdependence between humans and machines is one area for particular examination. […]

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