US generals warn 'we're not ready' for space, cyber fight with China

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American generals are pessimistic about the country’s capabilities in the space and cyber realms when it comes to potentially matching up against rival nations in a time of war.

At the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sunday, several officials expressed their concern as China advances and the U.S. fails to keep pace.

“The answer is no, we’re not ready,” Lt. Gen. Leah  G. Lauderback said according to Air & Space Forces Magazine. Lauderback is the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber effects

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy Jr., commander of Air Forces Cyber, stressed to an audience of service members the importance and immediacy of the threat they are facing.

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“We’re talking about the PRC, and Russia, and think about the spectrum of conflict. We clearly are in competition with both,” he said. “We’re being targeted. You, personally, are being targeted right now by our adversaries whether it’s via social networks, devices, or the information that you’re using to accomplish your mission.”

China in particular was singled out for the speed at which they

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