The Space Review: Security through vulnerability? The false deterrence of the National Security Space Strategy

The fact that states are increasingly conducting reversible space attacks against other states and private companies has shown that the real norm of behavior in space between states is of interference, rather than non-interference. Another norm in the strategic environment of space is kinetic ASAT testing, not the absence of such testing. It highlights that while engaging in the promotion of resilience, the ability to absorb attacks and have redundancies are good first steps, but other nations are engaging in more aggressive actions to provide active space offensive and defensive capabilities. We are only deterring ourselves with our own sophistry, which fails to pass the reality check of the present space security environment and the terrestrial crises these actions in space support.


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