U.S. Commander: Other Countries Gaining on U.S. in Space

Posted October 26, 2015 at 6:08am

National Defense Magazine reports that “the United States’ lead in space is shrinking as other countries advance their capabilities, the leader of U.S. Strategic Command said.”  

“Although the Defense Department is not yet falling behind, the technological progress of potential adversaries is worrisome, said STRATCOM Commander Adm. Cecil Haney.”  

“’The United States has held a significant advantage in space for many years,’ he told reporters at a breakfast in Washington, D.C. ‘The more concerning piece is that gap is shrinking. … Russia and China have been vocal in terms of developing their counter-space capability associated with ours.’”