U.S. generals planning for a space war they see as all but inevitable — SpaceNews

A ship in the Pacific Ocean carrying a high-power laser takes aim at a U.S. spy satellite, blinding its sensors and denying the United States critical eyes in the sky.
This is one scenario that military officials and civilian leaders fear could lead to escalation and wider conflict as rival nations like China and Russia step up development and deployments of anti-satellite weapons.
If a satellite came under attack, depending on the circumstances, “the appropriate measures can be taken,” said Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command.
Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command. Credit: Tom Kimmell PhotographyThe space battlefield is not science fiction and anti-satellite weapons are going to be a reality in future armed …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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