chapter  1
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Protecting Space Assets

If you don’t care where you’re going, any road will take you there. Or so explained the Cheshire Cat to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.2

However, notionally, policymakers and strategists do care where they are going and so work with goal achievement in mind; policymakers set the goals and strategists develop plans to achieve them. Regarding space, specifically US space security policy, protecting space assets has driven the work of policymakers and strategists for many years. Remarkably, there has been substantial consistency in studies focused on what needs to be done in order to achieve US space goals; basically, all elements of US power need to be employed.