Articles Tagged: space strategy

China, Talk and Cooperation in Space

At the end of June, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, in the course of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, agreed to establish “regular bilateral government consultations on civil space cooperation.” Neither the purpose of these consultations nor the topics they will cover was immediately clear. The U.S. […]

An Opportunity to Take the Lead: How the Next National Space Policy Can Restore U.S. Leadership in Outer Space

The United States has been the de facto leader in outer space activities since it placed men on the Moon during Project Apollo. That success culminated the Cold War space race with the Soviet Union, and the resultant technological and scientific benefits gave the United States significant geopolitical prestige and the mantle of leadership in […]

In Defense of Space Control

Speaking on April 15 about the growing threat from China, Russia, and others against U.S. military satellites at the 31st National Space Symposium, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told his audience that, “[w]hile we rely heavily on space capabilities, in both peace and war, we must continue to emphasize space control as challenges arise.” […]

Adapting American Space Security Strategy

Institute President Jeff Kueter discusses U.S. national security space policy in an article in Defense Dossier, available at http://www.afpc.org/files/september2013.pdf.

In Space, Doing More With Less Much Scarier Than Budget Cuts

The scariest part of the projected budget for national security space is not the cuts. It is the ensuing proposals that promise ways to do more with less. Adopting them without close and careful analysis can easily bring on far more damage to national security space capabilities than the cuts ever will. We’ve seen this […]

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