The intelligence community says China is weaponizing space to “match or exceed” U.S. capabilities in space. The Center for Strategic and International Studies has a new evaluation of those threats from China and other adversaries.
- Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, said Russia was “incredibly active” in counterspace capability pursuits in 2020 and that the United States must watch Russia as closely as China.
- Johnson said she looks forward to Space Force’s personnel guidance and report on being a digital service, topics important to Congress during the establishment of the service; both are coming out soon.
- CSIS found a continuous increase in development and testing of counterspace weapons among U.S. adversaries over the past few years, Johnson reported.