The White House has requested that $5 billion be allocated for new initiatives over the next five years for space control, reflecting a realization sharpened since China’s latest anti-satellite test last year that allied spacecraft are no longer safe once lofted into orbit. The funding speaks to the urgency behind the mission. It comes as the Pentagon is being pressured to reduce defense spending. It is not “new” money but has been generated by cutting other projects at a ...

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