Bryan Bender and Jacqueline Klimas believe that everything from the upper atmosphere to the moon is becoming a battleground that will see Russia, China and the U.S. facing off in a space war.
It won’t be a war between spaceships, but instead, it will be attacks on satellites in order to make opponents vulnerable to Earth-based missile attacks.
Admittedly, this is one area where Trump has the right idea: A space force needs to be developed to ensure NATO and other allied nations are safe from such attacks.
Already, the Air Force, which oversees an estimated 90 percent of the military’s space operations, regularly conducts space war games, including one in which troops simulate how to attribute potential attacks on U.S. satellites. One that took place last year was set in 2027 and included international partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Read more here: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/06/outer-space-war-defense-russia-china-463067