Garnering good intelligence is key to understanding the enemy, the commander of U.S. Space Command’s Combined Force Space Component Command believes.
“Intel is the baseline for everything we do,” Air Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt told a virtual audience in a speech before the Space Power Forum. The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, an Arlington, Virginia-based think tank, sponsored the event.
Other priorities include:
· Maintaining a free and safe domain in space for all nations.
· Forging a command built to compete and win on land, sea, air, and cyberspace.
· Ensuring the denial of enemy space-based capabilities if necessary, with an eye toward threats posed by China and Russia.
· Fostering good relationships with key allies.
· Working closely with industry and other government agencies, especially NASA and the National Reconnaissance Office.