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Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has expressed his support for the US Space Force, stating that space plays a critical role in national security and everyday life. Speaking at the 36th Space Symposium, Kendall highlighted the importance of space-based systems to national security and the need to ensure access as space becomes more congested and contested. He praised Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond for his work in establishing the Space Force, but also noted the growing number and sophistication of threats from China and Russia. Kendall emphasised the importance of strategic stability and the need for a strong deterrent to reduce the potential for conflict in the space domain.