I had the thought today that space will become the next arena of warfare - but for a good reason. Air superiority is what one establishes to develop air supremacy.
It’s pretty hard to establish air supremacy if you can launch a deorbiting missile from space moving so quickly and at such an odd angle that it’s impossible to avoid. It’s not like a fighter jet will take out a large military spacecraft with missles onboard.
Say that Russia decides to establish space supremacy. No, scratch that. Suppose that the Pentagon decides that because Russia could be developing its own cheap rocket program (and because China is), it becomes an automatic decision to prepare for foreign attempts at space supremacy.
It’s a game theory problem. Establishing space supremacy ensures air supremacy - something the United States is required to establish.
This should be a massive cash grab for SpaceX next decade - a flourishing of space R&D funding.
Brace yourselves, shit’s about to get wild.