Neocons in Space
The RAD states, inter alia:
"The ability to have access to, operate in, and dominate the aerospace environment has become the key to military success in modern, high-technology warfare. . . . How well the Air Force rises to the many challenges it faces – even should it receive increased budgets – will go far toward determining whether US military forces retain the combat edge they now enjoy" (pp. 38–39).Accordingly, ten days ago the U.S. launched "an electronic-warfare unit capable of jamming enemy satellites."
"As Space Command also recognizes, the United States must also have the capability to deny America's adversaries the use of commercial space platforms for military purposes in times of crises and conflicts. Indeed, space is likely to become the new 'international commons', where commercial and security interests are intertwined and related. (Pp. 54–55). (Emhasis Added.)
So it seems that we are weaponizing space. What an absolute shame. To think, space could be the place of our greatest dreams, yet although it's still early, it seems space is destined to be the place for more of our earth-born nightmares.