Both the Trump and Biden administrations stopped the Pentagon from adopting measures to protect our satellites from China and Russia. What is wrong with those responsible for protecting #America?
Brandon J. Weichert: Moscow recently clashed with Washington over its military build-up near Ukraine. It knows the US relies more heavily on satellites “than any other nation on Earth” – for civilian infrastructure and for its military, which could be left “impotent” if key satellites were disabled. In endangering the ISS so recklessly, Moscow is letting its opponents know “just how far it is willing to go to achieve its strategic objectives”.
“To deter Russia, the US must immediately test its own ASAT capability while deploying swarms of smaller, “bodyguard” satellites designed to protect America’s sensitive satellites in Earth orbit from ASAT attack.” – Brandon J. Weichert in The Asia Times
Brandon J. Weichert to John Batchelor and Gordon G. Chang when asked if China could defeat the US Navy in a conflict over Taiwan by taking down US military satellites in the first 3 hours of any fight, asserted that, “Yes, China can do this right now” and “without the coordinating capability that satellites provide the US military, it would likely be a strategic defeat for the US military.” These are the stakes if we continue to refuse to take space seriously, America.
Brandon J. Weichert lent his expertise to Gordon G. Chang for the newest featured article at the Gatestone Institute site. Beijing, in Weichert’s words, is planning a “Space Pearl Harbor.”
Brandon J. Weichert joined NDTV to discuss the importance of Richard Branson’s recent spaceflight.
Brandon J. Weichert joined David Zhang of NTD Television to discuss his new book, WINNiNG SPACE, and the threat that China and Russia pose the United States in the strategic high ground.
In Brandon J. Weichert’s inaugural column at The National Review, he excoriates NASA Director Bill Nelson for trying to stymie the private space race–which will only harm the US in its larger space race with China.
Brandon J. Weichert discusses Donald Rumsfeld’s true legacy in his recent Asia Times op-ed: While some of the details of Rumsfeld’s new way of war may have missed their mark in the Global War on Terror, his vision and his fears are still relevant today. Particularly regarding a “Space Pearl Harbor.” If such an attack was merely a “possibility” in 2001, it is a high probability today.
Brandon J. Weichert joined Eric Cervone on his podcast, HONEST OFFENSE, to discuss his new book, WINNING SPACE: HOW AMERICA REMAINS A SUPERPOWER (Republic Book Publisher).