Satellites such as the Space Based Infrared System and Advanced AEHF are part of the in-space node of a U.S. nuclear triad consisting of ballistic missile submarines, strategic bombers and land-based ICBMs. Credit: SpaceNews graphic
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (left) speaks with defense analyst Todd Harrison March 20, 2019 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Credit: SpaceNews
Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.  Credit: DIA
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable escalation of unnecessary tension between states. Credit: SpaceNews illustration