The United States needs to undertake an urgent revamp of its space strategies and rethink its investment priorities as part of a move to counter threats from rising space powers, particularly China, a US official has said.
"The threats are moving fast and we need to stay ahead of it," Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Space Policy Stephen Kitay told the journal SpaceNews in his first media interview since taking office in May.
"We absolutely need to move with urgency," Mr Kitay said on Monday. "Space is not a sea of tranquillity. We do need to make sure we are prepared, that we have the right policies, and that our strategies are integrated into the broader national security strategies.".
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