From the article:
The White House is due to announce a new space policy this month, the first overhaul in a decade. Some U.S. experts have said it will underscore the Pentagon's determination to protect its existing space assets and maintain dominance of outer space.
For some reason that strikes me as a statement that is going to be sublimely funny someday. I wonder if my cats are vying for dominance of that one clean litter box in the back of the basement.