Potential StratCom Chief Praises Military’s Space-Related Capabilities

Posted September 22, 2016 at 6:41am

The Omaha World-Herald reports that “America’s potential adversaries are swiftly pursuing the ability to cripple the U.S. military’s space-related capabilities, the head of Air Force Space Command warned lawmakers on Tuesday.”

“’We have amazing force structure in space,’ Gen. John Hyten testified. ‘Both the Chinese and the Russians in particular have been watching those capabilities being deployed on the battlefield for the last 20 years, and in response to that they’re building counter-space capabilities to deny us those capabilities in conflict.’”

“Hyten appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to lead U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees the nation’s strategic forces, including its nuclear capabilities.”