[Ed. – A very important, if somewhat belated realization. The whole article at the link is highly recommended reading. Among other things, it helps put the Space Force in perspective. Components that operate from space are notably significant to the changing security environment for North America.]
Peer-level adversaries are probing U.S. defenses in multiple domains, and the continental United States is well within their sights.
“We’re in a changing security environment,” O’Shaughnessy said. “We used to think about the sanctuary we had with oceans and friendly countries to our north and south, but that’s changing with adversaries that are actually able to reach out and touch us now.”