12:12 GMT +319 November 2019
Listen Live
    In its latest saber-rattling move, The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to build an space war headquarters, in order to protect US satellites from hypothetical attacks by Russia and China.

    NATO to Adopt First Space Policy in June - Stoltenberg

    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 04

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will adopt its first space policy in June, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Tuesday.

    "We are now also working on an overarching space policy, another first for NATO. And next month, I expect NATO defence ministers will adopt our new space policy," Stoltenberg said after the meeting of national security advisers in Brussels.

    Stoltenberg also said NATO needs to strengthen the resilience of its telecommunication networks, 5G, undersea cables and space assets.

    "We will revise NATO guidelines for the protection of our critical infrastructure, including telecommunication infrastructure," he added.

    READ MORE: US Actions Can Trigger Space Arms Race — Beijing

    In February, US President Donald Trump signed a directive to establish the Space Force. Initially, it will be part of the Air Force, much like the Marine Corps is part of the Navy. However, plans call for the Space Force to eventually graduate as an independent unit within the US military.


    Trump Nominates Air Force General to Lead US Space Command - Pence
    US Actions Can Trigger Space Arms Race - Beijing
    US Turning Space Into New Battlefield, Justifies Its Supremacy Bid - Beijing
    US Must Accelerate Deployment of Space Sensors to Counter Russian Threat - NORAD
    space, NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Europe, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik