Russia appears to have resumed anti-satellite weapons testing. What’s so dangerous about the Russian tests? What can the U.S. do to respond?
Latest in Space
On June 18, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense to “begin the process” of establishing a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, pushing into the spotlight recent discussion between Congress and the Pentagon about the need for a separate space component.
Editor’s Note: One of President Trump's more surprising, and more ambitious, decisions is to create a sixth branch of the military dedicated to space. Such a move would be historic, but would it be a good idea? Robert Farley of the University of Kentucky weighs the pros and cons and ends up on the skeptical side, arguing that there are better approaches to securing the U.S. ability to operate and dominate in space.
Livestream: Congressional Hearings on Space Warfighting Readiness, Somalia's Security Status, and Protecting Cutting-Edge Technology and U.S. National Security
The House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. on "Space Warfighting Readiness: Policies, Authorities, and Capabilities." The committee will hear testimony from the following witnesses:
By most accounts, this was not a good week for America. On Thursday evening, our political process hit an all-time low.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to mentally pause from digesting all the heavy news of the summer – ISIL’s expansion, domestic mass shootings, and extraordinary breaches of sensitive information, to name a few – it’s worth do