Thinking about space deterrence and China
There are significant challenges to deterring China from aggressive behavior in space, and for this reason U.S. policy makers and defense strategists must start planning now writes Steve Lambakis for RealClearDefense.com.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
July 10, 2019- Lambakis argues that "China believes America's dependence on space is its Achilles Heel." In thinking about deterring Chinese action against U.S. space assets, Lambakis sets up a hypothetical scenario in which America intervenes in North Korea in 2021. Lambakis, who is the Director of Space Studies at the National Institute for Public Policy, opines that by being clear in how it would respond to physical and non-kinetic acts like electronic warfare, the United States could run a successful campaign to deter Chinese action in space.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor