David L. Goldfein predicts it will only be a few years before the United States finds itself "fighting from space." The four star general and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is campaigning for American military superiority in space.
“[It’s] time for us as a service, regardless of specialty badge, to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership as we apply to air superiority today,” he said.
These are some of the strongest words yet from the Air Force chief of staff to get the Pentagon thinking about space—and to recognize the U.S. Air Force as the service branch best suited for the job. “I believe we’re going to be fighting from space in a matter of years,” he said. “And we are the service that must lead joint war fighting in this new contested domain. This is what the nation demands.”
Part of Goldfein's anxiety is rooted in inter-service rivalries. There have been proposals for an independent "space command" that challenge the US Air Force expectations that it will run the space effort. And the US Navy also seems to want a piece of the action.
Keep banging on that drum fellas. It never gets old, does it.