Ranson Will Be Excited...
My first thought was actually about Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, since he who controls the high orbitals controls the world.
Can you say high-energy kinetic weapons?
"Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul..." -- Mark Twain
Fire does not wait for the sun to be hot,
Nor the wind for the moon, to be cool.
-- the Zenrin Kushu