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    US Should Be Ready for War Extending to Outer Space – Air Force Commander

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    The United States must be ready for a war that spreads to outer space, Air Force Space Command head Gen. Jay Raymond said Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The commander said the United States faces numerous challenges in space and cyberspace and must stay ahead of its strategic competitors.

    "We can’t take our advantage in space and cyber for granted," Raymond told a space-policy seminar in Washington, DC. "We have to be ready to fight a war that extends to space."

    "There’s nothing we do as a joint force that isn’t enabled by space," he asserted.

    Raymond added that the Air Force Space Command will seek to enhance its capabilities through "meaningful partnerships."

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