Joint Publication 3-14: Space Operations, 06 January 2009   [open pdf - 3MB]

"This publication provides joint doctrine for planning, executing, and assessing joint space operations. This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations. It provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders (JFCs) and prescribes joint doctrine for operations, education, and training. It provides military guidance for use by the Armed Forces in preparing their appropriate plans. It is not the intent of this publication to restrict the authority of the JFC from organizing the force and executing the mission in a manner the JFC deems most appropriate to ensure unity of effort in the accomplishment of the overall objective. [...]. The ability to rapidly project and sustain US military capability worldwide is a basic requirement for the Armed Forces of the United States. The US military continuously deploys space assets and space forces, enhancing military capability. This publication establishes a framework for the use of space capabilities and the integration of space operations into joint military operations."

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Joint Publication 3-14
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