The Pentagon is afraid Russia is weaponizing space and developing space-based lasers along with deadly Electromagnetic Pulse weapons to significantly raise the threat from Moscow’s new slate of weapons Putin called ‘invincible’.
“The United States is concerned with what appears as very abnormal behavior by this so-called ‘space apparatus inspector,'” said Yleem Poblete, the assistant secretary for arms control, verification, and compliance. “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.”
“It is also concerning in light of statements from senior Russian military officials that Russia’s Space Troops have taken delivery of a ‘combat laser system,'” according to Poblete. “Further, Russia claims to be developing missiles that can be launched from an aircraft mid-flight to destroy American satellites. To the United States, these developments are yet further proof that Russian military actions do not match their diplomatic rhetoric,” reported The Washington Free Beacon.
“While the United States would prefer that the space domain remain free of conflict, it will prepare to meet and overcome any challenges that arise,” Poblete said. “As Vice President Pence recently noted, ‘Our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already. And the United States will not shrink from this challenge.'”
In addition to lasers, the threat from EMP weapons is rather simplistic but deadly. The American leadership has steadfastly refused to deal with the threat of a single nuclear warhead detonated in the atmosphere that could wipe out electricity in North America for a decade and kill millions.
“The United States critical national infrastructure faces a present and continuing existential threat from combined-arms warfare, including cyber and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, and natural EMP from a solar superstorm,” says a recently published report from the congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack,” wrote The Washington Free Beacon.
“Such an attack would give countries that have only a small number of nuclear weapons the ability to cause widespread, long-lasting damage to U.S. critical national infrastructures, to the United States itself as a viable country, and to the survival of a majority of its population.”