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‘No One Wins if War Extends Into Space’

The newly reestablished U.S. Space Command will focus on preventing, not fighting, a conflict in space.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Thomas James
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Thomas James
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Thomas James, the director of operations and exercises for Joint Force Space Component Command, participates in a panel discussion in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 19, 2018. U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim

When U.S. President Donald Trump called for a separate Space Force in the summer of 2018, the American public imagined a force of spacesuit-clad officers fighting terrorists above the earth. The reality is much less exciting.

Lara Seligman is a staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @laraseligman

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