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I/ITSEC 2019: Space defined as key frontier in future Great Power conflict

3rd December 2019 - 15:21 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Orlando

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If a theme could be drawn across the range of exhibitions and conferences that have taken place in the US in 2019, it is a return to Great Power competition and the re-emergent and rising challenges of Russia and China.

The opening keynote at I/ITSEC 2019 in Orlando was no different, with the USAF Vice Chief of Staff Gen Stephen Wilson flatly pointing to China as being the greatest state competitor and one that in future could approach conflict as a peer rival to the US.

Further, the space domain would now be the key environment within which conflict would

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Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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