In order to achieve space peace you first need space strength.
And as humanity looks to the stars, we must begin to think about arming ourselves in order to be ready to defend ourselves from anything, be it stray meteorites, aliens, or other nations with a domination agenda according to the Associated Press:
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that China is “deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it.”
“The relevant U.S. actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of outer space, undermine global strategic balance and stability, and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security,” Geng said at a regular briefing.
China’s space program has advanced rapidly since its first crewed mission in 2003. In a report last February, the Pentagon asserted that China and Russia have embarked on major efforts to develop technologies that could allow them to disrupt or destroy American and allied satellites in a crisis or conflict.
China in 2007 conducted an unannounced missile strike against one of its own defunct satellites, creating an enormous amount of space debris.
Geng dismissed such concerns, calling them “unfounded counter charges” that merely provided the U.S. with a justification for its own actions. China, he said, has consistently opposed the weaponization of space and believes international treaties on arms control in outer space need to be negotiated.
“We hope that the international community, especially the major powers concerned, will adopt a cautious and responsible attitude to prevent outer space from becoming a new battlefield and work together to maintain lasting peace and tranquility in outer space,” he said.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about countries like China and Russia, they’re not going to respect anyone who doesn’t have a way to defend themselves. Russia’s attack on its surrounding smaller countries, as well as China’s treatment of Hong Kong and Taiwan, are indicators as to how peaceful they want things.
The U.S. Space Force is necessary to make sure that, in the event that Russia and China want to start trouble — and they will — peace can be achieved through strength.
And the more China and Russia complain about the U.S.’s strength, the more I know we’re doing the right thing.