"This paper presents arguments for incorporating manned military activities into our space strategy. It begins with a review of how space systems impact national policy today, and how that might change over the next few decades. Subsequent chapters focus on unique talents humans bring to space operations, and how those talents can pave the path to enhanced capabilities in space. [The author] will show how, and why, the manned military space program, like its counterpart air, land and sea programs must be an integral part of the complete national strategy of the United States. [He will] conclude with a framework to build the infrastructure by which military men and women can serve our national strategic objectives in space with the same capability we now rely upon in the air, on land, and at sea."