Off We Go into the Wild Black Yonder

Militarizing outer space has been discussed ever since the Sputnik-era. But only recently has the United States taken formal action to make it happen. Is this just more hype or is it an idea whose time has finally come? And, what are the broader opportunities and challenges created by building a “U.S. Space Force?” We’ll provide the answers.

In June 2018, the President directed the Pentagon to establish a “Space Force,” describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. In August, Vice President P.....

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