“The only thing that can be done is to give America a proverbial ace up its sleeve; without it, we will be in a crushing war in North Korea that will likely break the American economy; destroy our fighting forces; and ratchet tensions between the U.S., China, and Russia to untenable levels. America must develop and deploy a space-based missile defense system with due haste.”
China is eating America’s lunch in space. I advocate for space dominance in this lecture before a group of investors and defense thinkers in Silicon Valley.
The United States is losing to China in space development and space warfare. This lecture addresses how to remedy that.
“The United States is beset by enemies who mean to destroy us at all costs. We cannot wage war against everyone at once. But, we can keep these forces at bay by making it impossible for them effectively to reach us through an ICBM or other nuclear strike. It’s time to deploy space-based missile defense.”
I respond to questions on my recent Risk Assessment on Space Weaponization–Is Space Weaponization Dangerous? Yes, but not as dangerous as leaving the strategic high ground open to others.
“The United States needs space-based weapons to protect against nuclear-armed and aggressive Rogue States, such as Iran and North Korea.”
This was originally a closed briefing that I gave at the Institute of World Politics. This is a lecture on Space Dominance (a hegemonic strategy for America dominating space through weaponization). The attendees were a select group of policymakers, academics, and business people who were part of the Institute’s board of trustees. The briefing was given on September 28 of 2016.