We live in a world where the ubiquitous benefits of space not only affect many aspects of our everyday lives, but also almost every aspect of modern military operations. Indeed, the growth and development of the global economy has heralded a new era where an ever-increasing number of nations and organizations use space for the associated military, commercial, military, and scientific benefits. The now-pervasive and interconnected nature of space capabilities and the world’s growing dependence on them mean that “irresponsible acts” in space can have worldwide, indiscriminate, and damaging consequences on Earth.1
The 21st-Century Space Race
The United States needs a deeper, more balanced space posture or we risk losing our preeminent role in this vital warfighting domain.
By Captain Tuan Pham, U.S. Navy