As the United States faces rising geopolitical threats in outer space—and countries like China and Russia advance their own so-called “counterspace” programs—the US is considering adding a sixth military branch, its first since the Air Force in 1947. The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series featured Capitol Hill’s two most vocal leaders on space issues, discussing the modern threat environment and the Pentagon’s approach to the next frontier.
Rep. Mike Rogers
Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Rep. Jim Cooper
Ranking Member, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Program, the Aspen Institute
The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series is made possible with the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.