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The militarisation of US Space Command: 2020 Vision is sanctioned by Congress. The military considers space the “high ground” and clearly it is the next battlefield... or is this just another cover?
“We’ll expand into these two missions (space control and space force application) because they will become increasingly important. We will engage terrestrial targets someday—ships, airplanes, land targets—from space. We will engage targets in space, from space. And this command will engage quickly; [the missions] are already assigned, and we’ve written the concepts of operations. We will engage re-entry vehicles in the medium of space with a ballistic missile defence system of North America. It’s politically sensitive, but it’s going to happen. Some people don’t want to hear this, and it sure isn’t in vogue... but—absolutely—we’re going to fight in space.”
(General Ashy, commander US Air Force Space Command and commander-in-chief of the combined US-Canada North American Air Defence Command (NORAD), August 5, 1996).