General John E. Hyten, Commander of Air Force Space Command, delivered a speech at the National Space Symposium on April 12, focusing on multi-domain operations, his command objectives and a vision for the future of the space enterprise.

General Hyten began his presentation with a video highlighting the importance of space and cyber integration into everything we do in the military. The video also depicted how easily that integration can be taken away by a determined adversary if we don’t properly defend our capabilities.

At the conclusion of the video, he posed the following question to the audience: “What if we lost space and cyberspace?”

General Hyten went on to elaborate on the importance of space and cyber effects on the battlefield, saying, “Those soldiers on the battlefield in the Middle East can never be left alone.”

“All of the domains have to play at the same time with things happening simultaneously. That’s multi-domain operations,” he said.

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