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The Battle to Militarize Space Has Begun

MIN READNov 11, 2015 | 10:13 GMT

The U.S. Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite, encapsulated in a 5-meter payload fairing, lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 in Florida.

(United Launch Alliance/Released)

For most strategic planners, space represents the ultimate high ground. In the same way that control of the skies added a new dimension to combat in the great wars of the 20th century, the military exploitation of space will be a defining characteristic of the 21st century....

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