Understanding National Security Space is a professional development program designed to explore the technical, budgetary, and policy issues in the U.S. national security space enterprise. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in international security, space policy, missile defense, or other related areas.
Whether or not Special Operations Forces (SOF) should be its own military service has been debated for decades. How can this debate inform the Trump Administration’s efforts to establish the Space Force?
If an American astronaut wants to go to outer space, they have to go through Russia to get there. And so far, an African American has never been launched on a Russian rocket. Last month’s launch was supposed to change that.
The deployment of a space-based missile intercept layer would require launching hundreds or thousands of weapons into space – an expensive, inefficient, and provocative proposition.
Donald Trump announced his intention to create a “space force” that would become the sixth branch of the U.S. military, CSIS space expert Todd Harrison joins the show to discuss whether that plan will get off the ground.
What did the Trump Administration’s third space policy directive change? How does it affect space debris? Will there be a Space Force? Read this assessment to find out all these answers and more!
Go behind the scenes with the authors of “Space Threat Assessment 2018.” They’re joined by the Secure World Foundation’s Victoria Samson and Brian Weeden to discuss what it’s like to study counterspace weapons—an inherently classified topic—in an unclassified environment.
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, President Trump signed a second space policy directive, which intends to streamline regulations in the commercial use of space. This article explores the nuances of the directive and what U.S. government agencies will be affected.
“We’re getting very big in space,” says the US president. What would a new branch of the military do?
Arguably the fastest rising power in space, China has made rapid progress in developing both its space and counterspace capabilities. The country has tested direct-ascent ASAT weapons, on-orbit robotics, and remote proximity operations. Reports indicate that China is also developing and testing directed-energy and jamming technologies.