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Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition said. Story
The space domain is changing, and the U.S. military must remain ahead of these changes to maintain the nation's military dominance, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said. Story
"Modern armed forces cannot conduct high-tempo, effective operations without reliable information and communication networks and assured access to cyberspace and space."