War in space


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The United States Space Force is now officially a thing, complete with a commander and plans to put about 16,000 members of the military to work defending U.S. interests in space. But what exactly does it mean for the U.S. military to “deter aggression” in space? How could a war in space happen? And what are American interests in space, anyway?This episode, we’re going to answer those questions as best we can with the help of four experts on space weapons and policy and strategy: Jeffrey Lewis, professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Calif.; Jonathan McDowell, astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.; Bleddyn Bowen, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in the UK; and Brian Weeden, director of Program Planning at the Secure World Foundation. Music used by permission via Audionetwork.com. Find a transcript of this episode: https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/03/ep-63-war-space/163611/

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