Multimedia Space Security Commanding Space: The Story Behind the Space Force PublishedApril 11, 2019 Space is an increasingly disordered and dangerous domain. Commanding Space: The Story Behind the Space Force, a featured documentary from the CSIS Aerospace Security Project, highlights the history of space reorganization and showcases several perspectives Trump administration’s Space Force proposal. Space security experts in Commanding Space answer questions such as: When did the U.S. Department of Defense first start considering the creation of an independent military service dedicated to space operations? Why do military and civilian national security leaders argue for creating a U.S. Space Force in the first place? What are adversarial nations like China and Russia doing in space to threaten U.S. space assets? Featuring: Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Chairman, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Armed Services Committee Gen. Ron Fogleman (USAF ret.), Former Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Laura Grego, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists Gen. Robert ‘Bob’ Kehler (USAF ret.), Former Commander of U.S. Strategic Command Doug Loverro, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Frank Rose, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation This featured documentary is a product of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, the in-house digital, multimedia, and design agency at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Special thanks to Yumi Araki for her work developing this product.