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Outer space has become the new strategic high ground. Whether commercial or military, space assets are vital to everything from weather forecasting to communications to strategic and tactical reconnaissance. Western nations must be concerned as rival (and sometimes overtly hostile) actors increase their own space presence. No nation is more dependent on space for its national security and economic welfare than the technology-
This issue of HRISQ will focus on US space security policy and space strategy, and examine the armed forces components dedicated to space operations. The challenges of space technology acquisition are also discussed.