See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Russia’s Advances on Space-Based Nuclear Weapon Draw U.S. Concerns

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2024
From The Left
Defense and Security, Russia, Nuclear Tests, Space
Alexander Kazakov/Sputnik, via Reuters

The United States has informed Congress and its allies in Europe about Russian advances on a new, space-based nuclear weapon designed to threaten America’s extensive satellite network, according to current and former officials briefed on the matter.

Such a satellite-killing weapon, if deployed, could destroy civilian communications, surveillance from space and military command-and control operations by the United States and its allies. At the moment, the United States does not have the ability to counter such a weapon and defend its satellites, a former official said.

Officials said that the...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

AllSides Picks

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/14/us/politics/intelligence-russia-nuclear.html

More News about Defense and Security from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right