Russia and China are plotting to destroy all of “our” satellites with space weapons and something must be done about it, something really expensive and really powerful. That’s what a US General is pretty much saying. And thus began the inexorable march to extend the wars over ownership of sovereignty between nation-states to space. Why, one could call it a war in the stars, or, a Star War, or, if there are multiple wars (and let’s not kid ourselves there will be) we can them Star Wars.
A senior U.s. general says that countries like Russia and China are building weapons that can target space-based U.S. military assets like satellites. Fox News reports. Continue reading original article
“They’ve been building weapons, testing weapons, building weapons to operate from the earth in space, jamming weapons, laser weapons, and they have not kept it secret,” Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California.“They’re building those capabilities to challenge the United States of America, to challenge our allies, and to change the balance of power in the world,” added Hyten, who oversees all U.S. military operations in space. “We cannot allow that to happen.”
Russia and China saw how the U.S. military made successful use of satellites during military operations like the 1991 Gulf War and now seek ways to deny the U.S. the ability to use satellites in future conflicts, Hyten said.
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