U.S. Space Force to Cost Billions
The effort still faces questions about funding and the risks of pursuing space-based defenses.
But the Trump vision faces legislative hurdles.
Trump Weighs Creating a ‘Space Force’
On October 10, the international community commemorated the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Outer Space Treaty. This landmark instrument codified the foundation of outer space law and established the shared objective of maintaining space as a realm of peace.
These systems are critical to defend our security. At the same time, these conduits for communication are vulnerable to state and nonstate actors.
A U.S. official in recent weeks has publicly said for the first time that the process for negotiating an international code of conduct that would establish rules for behavior in outer space has failed.