Space Force

What's In Biden’s First Budget? And How Late Will It Be?

The White House could submit its defense budget request later than any administration in at least a century.

America Can Beat China in Space with Safe Nuclear Propulsion

A reactor that heats up and expels non-radioactive gas promises unprecedented mobility in orbit.

Proposed Space National Guard Gathers Momentum

A space-focused branch of the Guard would aim to give the Space Force “a surge-to-war capability” in times of conflict.

State of Defense 2021

Our annual service-by-service look at where the U.S. military is, and where it's going.

Former NGA Head to Join Satellite-Imagery Firm

An intelligence chief who embraced transparency says AI will shape the next chapter of imagery analysis.

Countering China’s Military Challenge, Today

Denying the PLA its objectives in the 2020s requires diversification, distribution, and resiliency across posture and mission.

Space Force to Absorb USAF Command to Run Launches, Research

The Space and Missile Systems Center will become Space Systems Command.

Let’s Get Real About US Military ‘Dominance’

American strategists need to drop the assumption that the U.S. military will be the superior force in any given situation.

Biden Should Shoot This Acquisition Down

Lockheed’s purchase of Aerojet Rocketdyne would strike a blow to competition and innovation.

Approve Lockheed’s Purchase of Aerojet Rocketdyne

The deal would bolster the rocketmaker’s ability to serve aerospace and defense clients and shore up a shaky industrial base.

Americans’ Trust in Military Is Declining, Survey Finds

Yet people still trust the military more than six other U.S. institutions.

Space Force Should Embrace the Natural Inclusivity of Space Nerds

It would make the nascent service better at many things, including recruiting.

Space Firms Put Aside Rivalries to Share Threat Data

A new clearinghouse has begun gathering and distributing information about threats to space networks, products, and services.

Pentagon Looks to Tap 5G in Space

“Any aspect of 5G applied to any aspect of space systems is of potential interest,” says a new request for information.