After many years of assuming that U.S. space systems were safe from attack, the Pentagon has now changed its tune. Russia and China are both acquiring tools for disabling U.S. satellites and ground stations, at a time when America’s joint force has become dependent on those assets to function effectively. The Department of Defense recently released a strategy for protecting space systems, as space transitions from being an enabler to a true warfighting domain. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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