In announcing the reestablishment of United States Space Command (USSPACECOM), the geographic combatant command also announced a new area of responsibility (AOR) for its warfighting domain. Typically, publication of a geographic combatant command’s AOR is routine, but, due to unique considerations in space law, USSPACECOM’s AOR is unprecedented. A reexamination of the AOR by USSPACECOM may avoid inadvertent, disadvantageous consequences, including the formation of international law.Read more
Authors Jefferson, Hans, and Wehrle use historical examples and national security to discuss the importance of deep space exploration and the requirement for advanced propulsion systems.Read more
In the wake of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, OTH sat down with General Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command. Preview his interview here.Read more
The culture of the Air Force is defined from the mission statement; to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace. Air has always been the first domain in the mission and the main focus of the Air Force. Considering this cultural mindset, the other two domains in the mission statement will not receive the attention they need until the culture is changed.Read more
The Air Force should abandon its crusade for primacy outside of the Air Domain and instead advocate for Theater Cyber and Space Component Commands, under their respective Combatant CommandsRead more
This is an overview of the conversation on what multi domain operations and multi domain C2 continues to define what those terms mean as Airman.Read more
The following are remarks presented by the author at International Space Development Conference in May, 2018. Approximate Reading time: 8Read more
A domain is a “Critical macro maneuver space whose access or control is vital to the freedom of action and superiority required by the mission.”Read more
By: Peter Garretson Excerpt: New research indicates we have the ability to protect the US from asteroid strikes. The questionRead more
Our vision is to make space affordable, reliable, and accessible. Video Length: 15 minutes Editor’s Note: Following her presentation toRead more
Space is foundational to every military operation and yet we have not postured to adequately defend our satellites.Read more
The multi domain aspect will never be what we want it to be without the synchronization required to integrate allRead more
In the future operating environment, to successfully deter and defeat our adversaries, we must better understand how the domains interact and their basic principles.Read more
Retired Lt Gen David Deptula shares his thoughts on the future of warfare-in particular, aerospace power in an age of uncertainty.Read more
Gene Kranz gives his perspective on leadership and forging a team that can manage significant risk to accomplish difficult tasks.Read more
Lt Gen Kwast gives his perspective of the emerging security environment and the challenges facing the United States.Read more
OTH Interviews with Lt Gen Steven Kwast, AETC Commander, and Gene Kranz, Apollo 13 mission commanderRead more
The United States Air Force must be far more clever with the use of the assets at its disposal.
By Peter Garretson
Integrating low cost near-space balloon technology with cyber, space, air, maritime, and land forces will operationalize near-space and allow the US to retain its asymmetric advantage over future adversaries.
By Brent Cantrell
The United States Air Force’s definition of airpower is merely a description of all Air Force activities and is incorrect.
By Tom Flounders