Russia Poses ‘Serious’ and ‘Growing’ Threats to US in Space

Posted on May 20, 2020 8:00 pm

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Russia continues to pose “serious” and “growing” threats to U.S. interests in space, according to the top military officer for space defense. 

“They’re real, they’re serious and they’re concerning,” Gen. John Raymond, chief of the newly established U.S. Space Force and head of U.S. Space Command, told reporters Wednesday. 

“Our advantage has been diminished, and that’s why the establishment of the Space Force in the Aerospace Command is so important — to allow us to move fast with agility of effort, reducing costs to stay ahead of that growing threat,” he added. 

The realm of space is essential to everyday activities from navigation to banking. Space assets are also critical to military