Preparing for Future Threats

(graphic logo provided by the Air Force Space Command)

(graphic logo provided by the Air Force Space Command)

Increasing threats to space and cyberspace top the list of concerns for Air Force Space Command (AFSC).

Which makes sense, given the fact that their primary focus is, well, space.  Still, that’s nothing to balk at.  Major threats to digital information and privacy are hot topics these days, and don’t even get me started on the challenges face with combating threats outside of our atmosphere.

All I’m saying is if the dinosaurs had an active space threat plan in place, things might have turned out differently (okay, maybe not).

General William Shelton, the commander of AFSC, says the United States is aware of nations pursuant capabilities that would take away American advantages in space.  This, my friends, is not something we want to have happen.

“Anything from jamming GPS signals, to satellite communications, to lasers that would dazzle our electo-optical sensors, all the way up through somebody doing something as silly as putting a nuclear weapon up in space and detonating it.”

Well.  Don’t we have a few more reasons to appreciate how much space matters.

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