The Hoover Institution National Security Task Force hosted a round table discussion with the Honorable Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force; General John “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, US Space Force & Commander, US Space Command; and Stephen Kitay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. 

The whole of government approach towards national security employed by this National Security Task Force comes to a head in the space realm. U.S. national security and its economy both rely on unimpeded access to, capabilities in, and travel through space; interactions between space and national security are as old as the space race itself. Now a $415 billion commercial and national security enterprise globally, technology change in space has in some ways has outpaced national policy frameworks. Roundtable participants discussed challenges and opportunities with Pentagon space leaders as they establish foundational national space policy for the modern era and a new service branch workforce and culture. Topics included the role commercial and allied partners in this endeavor, rules of engagement in the national security space realm, and emerging concepts of cross-domain deterrence.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6, 2022 4:00 PM
The Avoidable US-China War – A Conversation With Dr. Condoleezza Rice And Kevin Rudd
The Hoover Institution hosts The Avoidable US-China War – A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Kevin Rudd on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 4…
Friday, October 7, 2022 12:00 PM
Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict With China
The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power and the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation invite you to Danger Zone: The…
Thursday, November 3, 2022 5:00 PM
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Through a Transnational Lens: Embedding Japan in Global History—Japanese Diaspora Public Lecture
This is a Japanese Diaspora Public Lecture featuring Sheldon Garon, Princeton University. Annenberg Conference Room, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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