Space War: Feeding the Military Industrial Complex
The chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, is leading a push to militarize space. He wants to create a new arm of the military dedicated to confronting Russia and China. On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we examine the Space Corps plan, part of a budget package that will deliver nearly $700 billion in funding to the military, billions more than requested by the Trump administration. The plan provides for combat-ready space forces that will fight wars in outer space. Systems proposed for space warfare range from measures as simple as ground and space-based anti-missiles to railguns, space based lasers, orbital mines, and similar weaponry.