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Making Space Force a Reality: Going Where No Military Force Has Gone Before

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

Moderated by

Garrett Graff
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.

Event information
Thu Sep 27, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street NW
Washington, DC