America now needs a concrete plan to cement its position as the planet's dominant space power.
Could a new generation of missile defenses help?
Congress could ...create a working capital fund for space development. Doing so would ensure that America can incubate the innovation it needs to confront the hypersonic threat — and to look beyond it.
Earlier this Spring, the leadership of the U.S. Space Force, the country’s newest military branch, announced that it plans to roll out a new doctrine in the near future. But what that doctrine will look like remains to be seen — and Congress, which will be the ultimate arbiter of the document and the vision it contains, needs to ensure that the country gets it right.
The experiment is one of the brightest signals yet that the U.S. plans to pursue grand world-changing ideas like space solar power.