x Preface that is being collected. It is not the purpose of this work to outline those problems. However, it should remind us that we need to think in terms of long-term strategy when it comes to space. Suppose we use the same tired models in American foreign policy and military strategy. In that case, we will lose the initiative in space, and if we do that, we may never be able to recover. Any strategy that does not place American primacy at its heart is a failed strategy. I want to give a special thanks to those space and national security pro- fessionals who agreed to be interviewed for this book: General John Ray- mond, chief of space operations, U.S. Space Force, and member of the Joint Chiefs Dr. Joel Mozer, chief scientist of the U.S. Space Force Lt. General John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command General (RET) Robert Kehler, former commander, U.S. Strategic Command Lt. General (RET), Steve Kwast, former commander of Air Education and Training Command and president of Genesis Systems Brig. General (RET) Simon Worden, former director of development and transformation, Space and Missile Systems Center ambassador and former director of Central Intel- ligence Jim Woolsey ambassador and former director of the Strategic Defense Initiative, Hank Cooper former Speaker of the House Newt Gin- grich Lt. Colonel (RET) and Dr. Coyote Smith, professor of strategic stud- ies Lt. Colonel (RET) Peter Garretson, former chief of the air force future technology branch Rick Tumlinson, the “godfather of the space revolu- tion” and author of the term NewSpace Josh Carlson, space strategy con- sultant Dr. Namrata Goswami, space policy consultant and Ian Molony, space architecture, engineering, and spacecraft design.