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SASC HEARING ON FINDINGS & RECS OF COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY, Nov 27, 2018, DC, 9:30 am ET (webcast)

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) will hold a hearing on November 27, 2018 at 9:30 am ET in G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building on “Findings and Recommendations of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy.  Scheduled witnesses are:

  • Amb. Eric Edelman, Co-Chair, Commission on the National Defense Strategy
  • Adm. Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), Co-Chair, Commission on the National Defense Strategy

The hearing will be webcast on the SASC website.

The Commission’s report is available on the website of the U.S. Institute for Peace.  The report was required by the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  It has a section on space beginning on page 38 followed by a section missile defense that also discusses space assets.

It makes these related recommendations:

14. Space is once again becoming an increasingly critical and contentious
domain. The U.S. military is heavily dependent on space-based
assets across the full spectrum of conflict; other nations are attempting
to replicate U.S. space capabilities for themselves and developing
counterspace capabilities to reduce or eliminate U.S. advantages.

Recommendation: America should improve its ability to compete
and deter malign activity in space, and to be sufficiently resilient that
the military and economic effects on Earth are minimized should deterrence
fail. As the United States rethinks its approach to space, it
should emphasize five themes: technology, policy, organization,
communication, and cooperation.

15. Missile defense is foundational to U.S. deterrence and assurance
strategies. As the missile threat to the U.S. homeland from North
Korea and Iran grows, and as Russia and China modernize their
nuclear arsenals, America will need more credible and effective
defenses.

Recommendation: A senior DOD official should be given full
authority to develop and implement an integrated, long-term plan for
acquiring and developing air and missile defense capability. The
Secretary should transfer the responsibility and resources for postRDT&E
acquisition of missile defense systems to the services; DOD
should invest in a robust R&D program to anticipate future threats,
operate effectively from space, and enhance resiliency.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 pm