The great power competition is extending into space, making it necessary for the U.S. to consider new technologies that will protect its assets and its current lead in space. The president’s proposal for a Space Force earlier this summer included a statement that China and Russia cannot be allowed to make further gains in space at America’s expense. The importance of superiority in space is a theme that senior government officials have been emphasizing for years. China and Russia are already well ahead of the U.S. in valuing space and developing technologies to achieve dominance. The U.S. must prioritize the development of technologies that will protect its assets in space and assure its superiority in this new domain. I have written more on this topic for RealClearDefense here.
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