Israel Can’t Hide Evidence of Its Occupation Anymore
For more than 20 years, an obscure U.S. law concealed satellite imagery of Israel’s activities in the occupied territories. Because of an abrupt reversal, satellite technology can now be used to defend Palestinians’ human rights.
Pentagon Not Ready for Space Fight, Experts Say
The Defense Department hasn’t done enough to secure satellites and prepare for greater militarization of space, experts say, as it rolls out a new strategy for the domain.
‘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.
Humanity Can’t Afford to Keep Space Pristine
Getting off this planet is more important than hypothetical Martian bacteria.
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Arrests in Hong Kong, a proroguing prime minister, and criticism of World Bank funding in Xinjiang.
One Small Step for Trump’s Space Force
The United States officially resurrects U.S. Space Command, but the fight for a Space Force is not yet done.
America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China
The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.
The New Space Race
The latest front in a return to Cold War rivalry is the effort to build an all-American rocket for military launches.
‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’
Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.
Beijing’s Fight for the Final Frontier
U.S. commercial space efforts are being undercut by aggressive Chinese plans.
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What’s at stake in Turkey’s local elections, and how the United States drives out Chinese talent.
The Man Who Took China to Space
Hsue-Shen Tsien was driven out of the United States by political paranoia. Will the same happen to a new generation of Chinese talent?
Trump’s Space Force Gets the Final Frontier All Wrong
A new space race may be on, but the United States should opt for peaceful exploration rather than military presence.
Iran Is Mastering the Final Frontier
Tehran’s military is advancing ever farther into outer space—and the threat is bigger than Washington is letting on.
U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina
Defense officials are worried about a remote compound Beijing says helped it land on the far side of the moon.
Trump’s Muscular New Plan to Fend Off Russian and Chinese Missiles
The U.S. president rolled out the most ambitious missile defense strategy since the end of the Cold War.
Trump Considers Firing Air Force Chief Over Space Force Pushback
The president appears to be tired of Pentagon officials slow rolling his orders.
The Incredible Shrinking Defense Secretary
James Mattis accepts tactical retreats to retain influence with Donald Trump. But the losses are piling up.