U.S. national defense strategy calls for ‘resilient, redundant’ space networks

The unclassified version of the U.S. national defense strategy released by the Defense Department Oct. 27 forecasts a decades-long competition with China and lays out priorities for the military going forward. It says that China remains US’s most consequential strategic competitor for the coming decades.

The strategy also warns that China and other rivals are likely to target US satellites in a conflict. The strategy prioritises building resilience in the areas of cyber and space domains, as they are critical assets empowering the entire force.

This is interesting how it captures the essence of US National defence strategy in the domain of space and cybersecurity. It also shows how US is increasingly becoming wary of China’s capabilities and preparing itself against it.