U.S. plans new military strategy in space deter potential adversaries such as China (Mainland)
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20 Associated Press report, the Pentagon is now planning a new space, military strategy, which called on other countries to strengthen cooperation on space-based projects, thereby enhancing the deterrent power of the United States its enemy. U.S. defense officials say China, Iran and other countries have demonstrated their ability to take action in space.
Pentagon leaders said, because an unknown battlefield crowded space and an increasing degree of risk, so the U.S. military needs to better protect its satellites, these satellites and strengthen its ability to use as a weapon.
former U.S. Strategic Command commander, retired Air Force Gen. Kevin ? Hilton said: “Space is the same land, sea and air equally important area and it is not just a convenient place, and, In each of the other (the battlefield) field, space has become an important part. “
Hilton pointed out that the United States need to ensure that they can protect and preserve it from space-based assets acquired in the battlefield capabilities, including global positioning data, information, and missile warning systems with communication between aircraft or UAV, that can help move U.S. troops to monitor an enemy or an enemy missile.
reported that the U.S. and other countries have to rely on American satellites to obtain important data, so these assets is more likely to become their enemy targets. In this regard, Hilton said in an interview: “At this point, it is wise to anticipate the relevant circumstances, the future we will not conflict with a smart opponent, do not expect to be challenged in space, we need to consider is how Prior to joining the next conflict, ensure that the battlefield for me Fangyou Li. “
However, this new strategy of emphasizing the peaceful use of space, but also highlights the satellite launch and stop the war, the importance of . ? U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn said: “We need to ensure their own can continue to use space to achieve accurate navigation, the exact exchange, precision strike and clearly monitor the battlefield situation.” Lynn and other Pentagon leaders have said the space has changed even more crowded, more competitive, more competition, so the U.S. needs to maintain par in every respect.
In addition, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Admiral James ? Cartwright added that the United States and other countries need to develop space traffic rules as to what behavior and actions in space is acceptable. Center for Strategic and International Studies in organizing a forum, Cartwright said, countries need to develop guidelines to manage the run around about 22,000 man-made objects, including about 1,100 pieces of active satellites.
Cartwright pointed out, there are no requirements left over from the object, or explain if the two objects might collide, which countries need to move their satellites. While collision avoidance is an important goal, but officials said the countries should also ensure that their communications via satellite and other signals should not conflict.
However, this strategy is not space in attack for the space to provide detailed information. However, U.S. defense officials say China, Iran and other countries have demonstrated their ability to take action in space. In January 2007, China shot down a ballistic missile warheads with abandoned satellites, a move that shocked the world powers. Moreover, this move also makes China become the first satellite with land-based missile to destroy the country. It is noteworthy that China’s move to shoot down satellite raises concerns about the officials, they said this could imply that there will be space war.
reported that the new space strategy has been the Pentagon and senior U.S. intelligence officials for their support, and shows the importance of options. For example, if the satellite signal is blocked, the responsible officials should be able to use another, or in the air, and sea-based signal.
However, the officials said, the U.S. needs to allow other countries to understand, even if another country attacks on U.S. satellites, the U.S. military response will not be limited to space-based action, but may use any capability . (Compiled: Spring)