Zack, Chris and Melanie get together to catch up on the latest Space Threat Assessment Report from the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS. People around the world are increasingly reliant on space assets for normal activities in their daily lives, but few rules of the road exist to guide behavior in space. Will it be possible to develop a system of cooperation that allows freedom of movement in space but also protects the economic and national security of all countries? Should we be worried about the rapid growth of private satellites and related equipment in space? Secretary of Defense Austin said that “space is already an area of great power competition.” Given the interests of China, Russia and the United States in space, are we going into a space arms race?
Chris has a tackle for an exciting Kentucky Derby win, Zack remembers a friend who left too soon, and Melanie doubles down on America.
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- Sheila A Smith, “Honoring Toshihiro Nakayama,” Council on Foreign Relations, May 9, 2022.
Image: US Space Force photo by Tech. Sergeant Luke Kitterman
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