January 24, 2021

How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China

Featuring Greg Grant

Source: The New York Times

Journalist William J. Broad

Beijing’s rush for antisatellite arms began 15 years ago. Now, it can threaten the orbital fleets that give the United States military its technological edge. Advanced weapons at China’s military bases can fire warheads that smash satellites and can shoot laser beams that have a potential to blind arrays of delicate sensors.

And China’s cyberattacks can, at least in theory, cut off the Pentagon from contact with fleets of satellites that track enemy movements, relay communications among troops and provide information for the precise targeting of smart weapons.

Read the full story and more from The New York Times.


  • Greg Grant

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program, Senior Principal, MITRE’s National Security Sector

    Greg Grant is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He brings eight years of experience working in the Department ...