We should not wait for a Pearl Harbor in space to realize we need to reorganize and elevate space as a co-equal branch of the military. Just as the Air Force was worth the disruption and additional costs more than 70 years ago, a Space Force is worth the price today.
This report provides rough estimates for the number of personnel, annual budget, and additional funding that would be needed for a U.S. Space Force.
Space capabilities are already an indispensable component of U.S. military power. A Space Force is needed to consolidate authority and responsibility for national security space; to build a robust cadre of space professionals; and to avoid the conflicts of interest inherent in the other Services that have short-changed space programs for decades.
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.
Russia’s space and counterspace capabilities suffered after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it has since made significant progress rebuilding both programs.