Air Force leaders on space deterrence: ‘At some point, we’ve got to hit back’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Air Force leaders on space deterrence: ‘At some point, we’ve got to hit back’

Deterrence was the watchword among U.S. Air Force leadership during last week’s Space Symposium, and officials stated in strong terms that the United States is prepared to enact a show of force to prove its ability to respond to threats in space.

“There may come a point where we demonstrate some capabilities so that our adversaries understand that they will not be able to deny us the use of space without consequences,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters during a Wednesday roundtable.

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