Counterspace

The Next Hours of World War III

William B. Scott, Michael J. Coumatos, and William J. Birnes

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What if North Korea detonates a nuclear weapon in space and silences dozens of satellites?

What if an Iranian missile threatens to destroy Israel, while a Venezuelan “research” satellite endangers one of the US’s most promising space initiatives?

What if tech-savvy terrorist cells unleash back-to-back horrors in California while national leaders, robbed of spy satellite imagery, are forced to make “blind” decisions?

These are the scenarios of Counterspace, a frighteningly plausible look at threats to the United States and the world.  Scott, Coumatos, and Birnes use war gaming scenarios to show how the US Strategic Command might use current and near-future technology to prevent global disaster. 

Counterspace is equally the revelation of a terrifying possibility and the hopeful affirmation that America will triumph in the face of danger.

 

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“Almost too real and too exciting for those of us who deal with threats to our national security every day. All government and defense-industry technocrats, bureaucrats and military leaders should read this book to stimulate their thinking. Everyone else should read it for the pure pleasure of an engrossing action-adventure tale.” — Gordon England, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

“An authentic, thrilling glimpse into our future…takes us to the front lines of the space- and cyber-security world.  A must-read to preview how our national-security future will unfold!” — Gen. Richard B. Myers (USAF-Ret.), former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

“A very plausible 21st Century geopolitical scenario that is representative of the future threat environment this nation needs to be prepared to master.” — Lt. Gen. George K. Muellner (USAF-Ret.) - Former Principal Deputy to Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition; Former President of Advanced Systems, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

“A powerful and prescient look at U.S. space capabilities and vulnerabilities…illustrates the horrific ramifications of America's space capabilities being destroyed or severely compromised. Read it to learn, but also because it's simply a flat-out great story!” — Maj. Gen. Erika C. Steuterman (USAF Reserve); Former Chancellor, National Security Space Institute

“A page-turning techno-thriller that is chilling in its realism, Counterspace lays bare U.S. capabilities, and vulnerabilities, in space…the story reads like today's headlines, faithfully taking the reader inside the minds of madmen, heroes and space warriors.” — Elliot Holokauahi Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, The Space Foundation


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About the Author

William B. Scott, Michael J. Coumatos, and William J. Birnes

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, a former bureau chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School flight test engineer graduate, served as a space communications security engineer at the National Security Agency. He coauthored Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III and Inside the Stealth Bomber: The B-2 Story.

MICHAEL J. COUMATOS, a former U.S. Navy test pilot, search-and-rescue helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, ship's captain, and Commodore of U.S. and coalition naval task groups, served as Director of Wargaming for U.S. Space Command. He also coauthored Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III.

WILLIAM J. BIRNES is the New York Times bestselling author of The Day After Roswell and Worker in the Light, and a coauthor of Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III.

William B. Scott
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William J. Birnes

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Counterspace
The Next Hours of World War III
William B. Scott, Michael J. Coumatos, and William J. Birnes

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
August 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765364401
ISBN10: 0765364409
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429985727
ISBN10: 1429985720
352 pages
$7.99
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