Counterspace: The Next Hours of World War III
Macmillan, Oct 13, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
In Space Wars, Scott, Coumatos, and Birnes created a fascinating war gaming scenario of how World War III might unfold in above the Earth's surface. Now this thrilling team of writers reunites with Counterspace, an even more chilling fictionalized look at America's most catastrophic fears.
What if North Korea detonated a nuclear weapon in space and silenced dozens of satellites?
What if an Iranian missile threatened to destroy Israel, while a Venezuelan "research" satellite endangered one of the US's most promising space initiatives?
What if tech-savvy terrorist cells unleashed back-to-back horrors in California, creating an avalanche of crises overnight, as national leaders robbed of spy satellite imagery were forced to make decisions in the "blind"?
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 choose to fight off these menaces and prevent global disaster. Combining current and future technology with our enemies' grandest plans, Counterspace is equally a terrifying possibility and a hopeful affirmation that America can and will be ready to face such dangers, told with the pulse-pounding power of a modern day thriller.
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CHAPTER 11 COVERT STRIKE
CHAPTER 12 THE GAMBIT
CHAPTER 13 THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC
CHAPTER 14 RACING THE CLOCK
CHAPTER 15 GATHERING STORM
CHAPTER 16 TREASON
CHAPTER 17 TRUST BUT VERIFY
CHAPTER 18 NIGHT SPREAD OUT BENEATH THE SKY
CHAPTER 8 CONFLUENCE
CHAPTER 9 THE UNTHINKABLE
CHAPTER 10 SPACE COMBAT
CHAPTER 19 THE PRECIPICE
CHAPTER 20 MISSILE DEFENSE