USAF General David Goldfein's speech on Friday expressed the starkest prediction yet — more endless wars and a battlefield that could very well be in outer space.
In a keynote speech, Goldfein made the comments on February 23 at the Air Force Association's 34th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida.
"[It's] time for us as a service, regardless of specialty badge, to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership as we apply to air superiority today," he stated.
SpaceNews said Goldfein warned the audience it is not a question of if, but when, the war in outer space begins.
"I believe we're going to be fighting from space in a matter of years," he said. "And we are the service that must lead joint war fighting in this new contested domain. This is what the nation demands."