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Does America Need a Space Force?

August 14, 2018

Episode Notes:

The Trump administration has rolled out its plans for creating the sixth branch of the U.S. military -- the Space Force. To understand what threats the United States faces in space -- and the pitfalls policymakers should watch out for as this initiative moves forward -- WOTR Managing Editor Usha Sahay talked to space expert Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College. Her views are her own and do not reflect those of the Naval War College, the Department of Defense, or any part of the U.S. government.