An updated U.S. National Space Policy (NSP), released last month, provides new top cover for military space commanders, who now are discussing "space control" and "space superiority" issues with unusual candor. For years, both of those politically sensitive terms were off limits, and senior officers rarely mentioned them in unclassified forums. During the Strategic Space and Defense 2006 conference here, few senior U.S. officials mentioned the new NSP. But several underscored how ...


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