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.
The West Coast Aerospace Forum provides a rare chance to engage with some of the Air Force’s most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts.
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.
Establishing a Department of the Space Force by 2020 is rushing into an end solution without proper consideration. Although there have been several space reorganization studies in the past two decades, a comprehensive public debate of our current space capabilities and their organization is just beginning.
An expert space security panel discussing space situational awareness and space traffic management.
Join CSIS for a discussion of what a U.S. Space Force would mean for DoD and the future of national security space.
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!
Read Todd Harrison’s full testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on “Space Warfighting Readiness: Policies, Authorities, and Capabilities.”
This conference, in collaboration with the CSIS Defense Budget Analysis Project, will address the dynamic national security space landscape including the release of the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the evolving threat environment, and changes in the organization of the national security space enterprise.