The United States Space Force
Space, Grand Strategy, and U.S. National Security
by Lamont C. Colucci
December 2022, 151pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7483-3
$85, £66, 74€, A117
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The United States Space Force will soon be synonymous with and essential to the future of American international diplomacy and national security.

The United States Space Force, the sixth branch of the armed forces, will soon play a leading role in American foreign policy and will be necessary to protect its economic, political, and social interests at home and abroad.

This book argues that America’s newest branch of the armed forces, the United States Space Force, will soon play a key strategic role in American foreign policy, military and economic expansion, and technological innovation. Written by a leading expert on and member of the Space Force, the book offers an introduction to the Space Force, explains the urgent need for it, and walks readers through what exactly the Space Force is and is not. Drawing on dozens of interviews with high-ranking members of the armed forces, the author claims that, in the future, space will be the geopolitical center of world politics, as such countries as the U.S., Russia, and China jockey for control of it. America must therefore set aside partisan politics to make space a top priority, as a failure to do so will leave the U.S. and its citizens in a dangerous and vulnerable position on the world stage.


  • The first comprehensive book on the United States Space Force and its role in national security
  • The first synthesis of space power, national security, and U.S. grand strategy
  • Includes interviews with senior people in the United States Space Force and American national security
  • Outlines a comprehensive plan for ensuring American primacy in space
Lamont C. Colucci is chief of doctrine development for the United States Space Force and professor of political science at Concordia University. He is also a senior fellow in national security affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. His primary areas of expertise are national security, space power, and foreign policy. Colucci has published three books, including Crusading Realism: The Bush Doctrine and American Core Values After 9/11 and The International Relations of the Bible.

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