In Episode 148 of the Aerospace Advantage, Understanding Hostilities in Space Short of War: Harnessing an Irregular Warfare Model on Orbit, Mitchell Institute’s Tim Ryan chats with Commander John ‘Patsy’ Klein, USN (Ret), a noted spacepower expert; Colonel El Gardner, Director Space Strategy, Policy, and Plans HQ USSF; and Henry Heren about what it means to successfully engage in an era of enduring competition in space.
The conversation focuses on the findings of Klein’s latest book, ‘Fight for the Final Frontier: Irregular Warfare in Space.’ Klein argues that hostile actions on orbit normally fall outside the definition of armed conflict, with actions short of overt war as the norm for adversaries seeking to disrupt our ability to engage in this domain. The net effects yield distinct similarities to what we’ve seen in irregular warfare. This discussion opens the aperture for applying lessons learned.
Host: Tim Ryan, Senior Fellow for Spacepower Studies, The Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE)
Producer: Shane Thin
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Henry Heren, Senior Fellow for Spacepower Studies, MI-SPACE
Guest: CDR John “Patsy” Kline, USN (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Falcon Research, Inc.
Guest: Col El Gardner, Director, Space Strategy, Policy, and Plans, HQ USSF