The Pentagon is reportedly seeking to use its new secretive space facility in the military campaign against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that he wants the new Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) to join the fight, according to The Washington Post.
The installation is a secret space facility located within Schriever Air Force Base in the state of Colorado.
It has been operating since October last year, and includes officials from the National Reconnaissance Office, which operates US spy satellites and works with intelligence agencies such as the NSA and the CIA.
“I have instructed our space community to join the fight [against Daesh], to figure out what we can do to contribute,” the Post quoted Carter as saying after he paid a visit to the center.
“We need them to work right now on problems of space’s role in conflict, first of all, because we are in…