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Musk’s Denial of Ukraine’s Starlink Request Prompts Senate Probe

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2023
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Al Drago/Bloomberg

The Senate Armed Services Committee is probing national-security issues raised by Elon Musk’s decision not to extend the private Starlink satellite network to aid a Ukrainian attack on Russian warships near the Crimean coast.

Chairman Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the reports on the use of Starlink exposed “serious national-security liability issues and the committee is engaged on this issue.”

“The committee is aggressively probing this issue from every angle,” he said.

Musk’s SpaceX also has become a major US contractor, launching spy satellites for the Defense Department...

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