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An Introduction to Planetary Defense

An Introduction to Planetary Defense

(2006)
A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-terrestrial Invasion
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This book offers a serious look at defending the planet in the event of an extra-terrestrial invasion. Travis Taylor, et al, have written the definitive book on the defense of earth against a potential alien incursion. Whatever your beliefs on the subject, the book serves as an important primer on the potential future of warfare on every level. It is tightly grounded in current day realities of war and extrapolates thoughtfully but closely about future potentials. It should be on the reading list of anyone who is serious about national security and the future of war.

The authors carefully make their case from every angle beginning with the statistical probability of an alien invasion. Chapter two discusses possible weapons, tactics and strategies for defense. This is followed with a look at what might motivate such an attack. And finally, who should know about preparations for defense, what a first and subsequent responses should be, and how we should be preparing and funding our defense.

All four authors bring an incredible amount of serious space science to these questions. Dr. Taylor has a variety of experiences working for the Department of Defense and NASA. Dr. Boan has been an active member of the space community for over a quarter of a century. Dr. Powell is a professor with specialties including space trajectories, attitude dynamics, and numerical analysis. Mr.

REVIEWS "In a business that strictly separates technology and conjecture, this is a well considered, very comprehensive work. United States Space is a serious business, but what IF there is an external threat... ?" Dr. Byron Knight, NRO Chief Scientist, MASINT

". . . the definitive book on the defense of earth against a potential alien incursion. . . . the book also serves as an important primer on the potential future of warfare on every level. It is tightly grounded in current day realities of war and extrapolates thoughtfully but closely about future potentials. It should be on the reading list of anyone who is serious about national security and the future of war." John Ringo, New York Times, Bestselling Military Sci-Fi Author

"It looks like the time has come to take a serious look at planetary defense from all aspects. This book introduces the subject in a way to stir thoughtful and imaginative debate. Hats off to the authors." Gerald B. Helman, former US Ambassador to the UN Geneva and Deputy to the Undersecretary of the State for Political Affairs.

 
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion
Author(s): Travis S Taylor, Bob Boan, R C Anding, T Conley Powell
ISBN: 1-58112-447-3 / 978-1-58112-447-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brown Walker Press
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