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The militarization of space: separating the hype from the real risks

Since President Donald Trump reestablished the U.S. military’s Space Command, plenty of ink has been spilled on the potential for space-based weapons. While satellites are playing a larger role, the battle for dominance in space will remain earthbound for the long term. The question is whether the U.S., China and Russia can sustain the advanced research necessary to gain an edge over each other.

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