One of the US Space Force’s leading commanders recently blasted Russian space activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming Moscow has an “increasing penchant for unsafe and what I would consider unacceptable behavior in space.”

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is readying its own plans for militarizing outer space.

While Washington has generated no shortage of noise about the space activities of Russia and China, the Pentagon has been hard at work preparing for the militarization of space, as exemplified by the formation of the US Space Force (USSF) as a sixth branch of the US Armed Forces.



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