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Global Journalist: Militarization of Space

(U.S. Air Force)

In early August, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.”

The White House’s effort comes in response to advances by China, Russia and other countries in space. It also raises the question as to whether or not the move might accelerate the militarization of space.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how militaries have and could operate outside our atmosphere - and what that may mean for the future of warfare.

Joining the program:

  • Todd Harrison, director of the aerospace security project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Sandra Erwin, staff writer for Space News
  • Maria Pozza, associate lawyer, Govett Quilliam
  • Gbenga Oduntan, associate professor, University of Kent Law School

Producers: Rosemary Belson, Yanqi Xu

Jason left Global Journalist in 2019
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