Deterrence and Defence: The US Military and International Partnering for Peace in Outer Space

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Rick W. Sturdevant Command Historian, United States Space Force Colorado Springs, CO USA

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International military alliances have developed to deter potential foes from initiating war and, when deterrence fails, to defeat enemies. From the earliest days of spaceflight, US military leaders have partnered with other nations for various purposes. With the space domain becoming more congested and contested in the early 21st century¸ the US defence establishment has begun expanding and strengthening space-related relationships with like-minded international partners to deter irresponsible, adversarial space behaviour and perpetuate peaceful uses of the outer space domain for civil and commercial purposes.

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