US says Australia an important ally in deterring space hostility from China, Russia

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated March 23 2022 - 8:05pm, first published 6:30pm
US Space Force chief General John 'Jay' Raymond was in Canberra to mark the launch of Australia's Space Command. Picture: Department of Defence.

The top US military chief in charge of the country's Space Force, collectively known as Guardians, says space is increasingly congested, contested and competitive.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.