Maj. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander for Air Force Space Command, hasÂ discussedÂ the growingÂ roleÂ of space and cyberspace inÂ military operationsÂ withÂ Air Force Times in an interviewÂ published Saturday.
Thompson told Air Force Timesâ Phillip Swarts that potential adversariesÂ are aware of how much the U.S. armed forces missions rely on space and cyberspace.
âThose same adversaries possess or are developing capabilities to disrupt and degrade joint force operations and attack America,â he told the publication.
Thompson said the U.S. government needs to bolster training, preparation and cyber tools in order to combat threats in the cyber domain, according to the report.
Thompson told Air Force TimesÂ thatÂ Space Command, under the stewardship of Gen. John Hyten, is working to fortify operational techniques and procedures, boost threat detection and warning systems and deploy resilient space systems.