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October 26 , 2010

People's Republic of China Anti-Satellite (ASAT) and Space Warfare Programs, Policies and Doctrines: An Assessment including the 2007 Shootdown Incident, Space Weapons

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This ebook provides a reproduction of the U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission report, Assessment of China's ASAT Anti-Satellite and Space Warfare Programs, Policies, and Doctrines, January 2007. Contents include: Summary of Chinese recommendations of space weaponization, Space War, On Space Operations, Joint Space War Campaigns, Current U.S. Views on China's ASAT Policy, Present Level of Development and Deployment of Chinese ASAT Capability, Thirty Chinese Recommendations for Space Weapons, Covert Space Weapons, Space Operations, Attacks to Deter, Constructing Space-based Fire Networks, ASAT From Ships and Submarines, Orbital Missiles to Attack Earth Targets, Plasma Attack Against Low-Orbit Spy Satellites, Satellites Designed with Stealth, Space Electronic Jamming, Six Studies on Jamming U.S. Classified Data Links, Ten Studies of Kinetic Kill Vehicles, Satellite Attacks on Earth Targets, R&D on Future Beam Weapons for ASAT Missions; Implications to Goals of a U.S.-China Dialogue on Space Weapons, Implications for U.S. Policy, Bibliography of Chinese Sources, List of 80 Chinese Space Journals and Websites, Bibliography on Space Arms Control, The Airborne Laser, Toward a New Laser Era, U.S. Aerospace Research and Development Funding Trends. The Executive Summary states: "The first two parts of this study present the results of a survey of Chinese writings that discovered thirty proposals that China should acquire several types of anti satellite weapons. Many foreign observers have mistakenly claimed that China is a pacifistic nation and has no interest such weapons. The Director of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office Donald Kerr confirmed a Chinese laser had illuminated a U.S. satellite in 2006. These skeptical observers dismissed that laser incident, but then appeared to be stunned by the reported Chinese destruction of a satellite January 11, 2007. China declined to confirm the event, but many foreign governments immediately protested, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, and Britain. Of the thirty Chinese proposals, one set would be particularly challenging to U.S. military vulnerabilities in a crisis. In each of their books, Chinese Colonels Li, Jia, and Yuan all advocated covert deployment of a sophisticated antisatellite weapon system to be used against U.S. in a surprise manner without warning. A second set of Chinese concepts proposed in these open source writings would also be particularly challenging. Many of the concepts recommended include both jamming and attacking ground stations, rather than the permanent destruction of U.S. satellites."

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