Winning the Space War

On March 1st, 2022 The Bay Atlantic University and the Global Policy Institute held a joint webinar on “Winning the Space War”. The winner of the next great war will be determined in space. America is not ready. Brandon J. Weichert has a plan for ensuring America’s victory in that coming war.

With each iteration of human conflict, a new strategic domain (first land, then sea, then air, and later, cyberspace) has become the primary arena of warfare. Today, space –the ultimate strategic high ground– is going to become the primary area of both great state competition and conflict. Despite having enjoyed access to space since the 1960s the United States is entirely unprepared for the possible strategic consequences of the unfolding space military confrontation. Consider this: today, almost every aspect of the US economy depends upon reliable satellites to function properly. Trillions of dollars wash daily across the globe through instantaneous, electronic trades and transfers made possible by satellites overhead. Constant global communication is a ubiquitous feature of modern life –also made possible by satellites. America’s dominant military remains the most powerful in the world, in large part, because of its controlling position in space. Yet, the very satellites that the United States depends upon for its very existence are vulnerable to attack and disruption by enemy states. Should these critical space-based systems be damaged or destroyed, a strategic window would be opened through which America’s rivals in China and/or Russia to climb through and potentially destroy the American-led world order. These space vulnerabilities could create the opportunity for a “Space Pearl Harbor”, that is a sudden and severe foreign attack on American satellites meant to render all U.S. military forces on Earth deaf, dumb, and blind (while crippling the American economy) in order to allow for either the Chinese or Russian militaries to have a chance of defeating the Americans at war.


Brandon J. Weichert is a geotechnology and geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report: World News Done Right. He is the author of the timely book Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower, and of the forthcoming book, The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (Republic Book Publishers). His writings have appeared in Real Clear Politics, The New York Post, The American Spectator, The Daily Express, The U.S. Sun, The Washington Times, and a variety of other notable publications. Weichert is a contributor to The Asia Times and a contributing editor to American Greatness. He is an educator who serves as an occasional Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the United States Department of Defense and travels the country briefing various military, technology business, and academic audiences on geotechnology. A former congressional staffer, Weichert holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. as well as a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University. He is an Associate Member of New College, Oxford University. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.


Paolo von Schirach, President Global Policy Institute and Chair, Political Science and International Relations, Bay Atlantic University