Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Read about it here. Alfred Mahan argued in The Influence of Sea Power Upon History that it was Britain's naval power - its command of the new medium of transport and trade - that was the basis of the British Empire's dominance. The same argument can be applied to air power and its use by the United States in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as former head of the Air and Space Museum Walter Boyne has written. The next step in this game is space, and China is fully aware of the opportunity. It's not the first time they've demonstrated their growing space warfare capability.