Lamont Colucci shares opinion piece on urgency of Space Force
The opinion piece “It’s time the Biden administration recognizes that Space Force is no farce,” by Professor of Politics and Government Lamont Colucci, was published recently on the WBAP radio website.
He argues that while White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has made light of questions about Space Force and “most analysts agree that space-national security is not a top priority of this administration,” Space Force needs important consideration.
“As one of the presenters and authors of Space Command’s ‘The Future of Space 2060,’ it is incumbent on those enmeshed in space strategy to comment during this genesis period for the new U.S. Space Force,” he writes.
“In an interview with the NYT on March 8, General Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, summarized the new branch’s importance: ‘I think it’s really important for the average American to understand access to space and freedom to maneuver in space is a vital interest. …’
“The coming economic revolution, the revolution of ‘New Space,’ the revolution of the ‘triplanetary economy,’ will unleash economic forces and powers that will extend economies and resources beyond anything in human history. This econosphere will either be protected by Space Force or left to be exploited by America’s adversaries. …
“The future of WMD defense, cyber defense, energy production, environmental protection, and democratic values will be entirely dependent on American space strategy.”