Aerospace: More Questions Than Answers For Milspace Norms

A new study by The Aerospace Corporation finds that there are four strategic decisions that US policy-makers will need to consider — and perhaps more crucially, weigh tradeoffs among –in developing norms of behavior for space, including domestic buy-in, and the choice of initial negotiating partners.

The new study, “Building Normentum: A Framework for Space Norm Development,” an advance copy of which was provided to Breaking Defense, comes as US Space Command (SPACECOM) is working to implement the first-ever official DoD guidance on norms for US military space operations. Breaking Defense was first to report on the existence of that guidance, signed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier this month.

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