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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:07 PM

U.S. Fears Russia Employing Combat Laser System in Space

BY: Adam Kredo
October 23, 2018 3:29 pm

The United States is warning that recent Russian movements in space signal the country is building a military space force that could employ a "combat laser system" capable of knocking American satellites offline, according to senior administration official.

In remarks before the United Nations Tuesday, Yleem Poblete, the assistant secretary for arms control, verification, and compliance warned that Russia is making unprecedented moves towards militarizing space with offensive weaponry.

"The United States is concerned with what appears as very abnormal behavior by this so-called ‘space apparatus inspector,'" Poblete said. "We do not know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify its mission. Moreover, Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear."

This amounts to a "troubling development—particularly, when considered in concert with statements by Russia's Space Troops Commander which highlighted that ‘assimilat new prototypes of weapons Space Forces' military units' is a ‘main task facing the Aerospace Forces Space Troops,'" according to Poblete

This could constitute a violation of U.N. bans of the militarization of space.

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https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-fears-russia-employing-combat-laser-system/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:32 PM

1. We'll need to equip Space Force with mirror shields

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:42 PM

2. Aieee Putin controls everything on earth, and now SPACE??

Now they're going to start blaming the Kremlin for the weather and satellite television interference.

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Response to msv (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:49 PM

3. And the US will go running in hysterical fashion to the UN that @righty so despises.

This show is just opening the second "act".

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 01:12 PM

4. The X-37 isn't just up there for fun

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