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US and allied security on Earth increasingly hinges upon free and open access to outer space. However, the increasing number of countries operating in space and the proliferation of space assets pose challenges to, and presents opportunities for, security and prosperity in space. Moreover, the growing military space programs of China and Russia threaten US and allied military advantage in space.

Through regular content and convenings, Forward Defense explores the trends and technologies defining the space domain and the resulting threats to US and allied security and prosperity in the twenty-first century.

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Forward Defense, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes the debate around the greatest military challenges facing the United States and its allies, and creates forward-looking assessments of the trends, technologies, and concepts that will define the future of warfare.