WATCH: Chinese and Russian threats to U.S. space capabilities expanding, Defense Intelligence Agency officials say

The Defense Intelligence Agency released its latest “Challenges to Security in Space” report Tuesday. At a briefing at the Pentagon, officials discussed competition from Russia and China to challenge the United States’ position in space, among other national security concerns.

Watch the event in the player above.

The report from 2019 said America’s dominance in space, which helps enable telecommunications and military intelligence, faces threats from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

The new report found that “Between 2019 and 2021 the combined operational space fleets of China and Russia have grown by
approximately 70 percent.”