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Mar 9, 2022

General Dickinson describes how USSPACECOM safeguards US interests in space

By Madison Littlepage

The Commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson explains how the United States prepares for and responds to security threats in space as part of Forward Defense’s Commanders Series.

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Please join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense practice area for our latest Commanders Series event on “Navigating the New Strategic Realities of Space: A Conversation with Commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson.” This event will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. ET via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please register by clicking the REGISTER button above.

Outer space is a vital resource—enabling security and prosperity here on Earth. Often seen as the ultimate high ground, space offers a vantage point over any battleground and thus a decisive advantage in warfare. US competitors recognize this and are harnessing emerging space technology while simultaneously weaponizing such developments to target US and allied space assets. This was observed recently, when a Russian anti-satellite test in November 2021 deliberately endangered surrounding satellites. In light of adversarial advancements, the US Defense Department is predicting, preparing for, and responding to threats in space. Tasked with defending free and open access in the space domain, US Space Command (USSPACECOM) is surveying the skies, helping the US military navigate a transforming landscape through its astrographic efforts.

As global competitors increasingly challenge US and allied space operations, GEN James H. Dickinson, USA will join us in conversation with Defense One senior national security correspondent Jacqueline Feldscher to discuss the measures USSPACECOM is taking to protect and defend the space domain.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and timely discussion. To receive the virtual Zoom link, please register by completing the registration form below.

The Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders.

A keynote discussion featuring

GEN James H. Dickinson, USA

Commander, US Space Command,
US Department of Defense

A fireside chat moderated by

Jacqueline Feldscher

Senior National Security Correspondent, Defense One

Introduced by

Michael Andersson

Board Director, Atlantic Council;

Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs,

Forward Defense, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, generates ideas and connects stakeholders in the defense ecosystem to promote an enduring military advantage for the United States, its allies, and partners. Our work identifies the defense strategies, capabilities, and resources the United States needs to deter and, if necessary, prevail in future conflict.