The US Pentagon notes that China & Russia, pragmatic enemies of America, are probing our space defenses with an eye on attacking our military satellites & installations, which they believe are vulnerable. Since our military interacts & uses satellites, a possible attack would be devastating.
John M. Donnelly reports,
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a closed briefing Tuesday on space, cybersecurity and competition with China and Russia. The threat to U.S. satellites was certain to be discussed. The witnesses were Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command; Adm. Michael S. Rogers, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command; and Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command.
Satellites make the American way of war possible. For instance, the armed drones that have become a centerpiece of U.S. military operations could not operate effectively without satellites. Likewise, satellites guide U.S. bombs to their targets, help ships navigate, permit commanders to communicate, detect missile launches — and then some.
Other nations are looking to emulate America’s space success. Some countries — notably China and Russia — also are looking to disrupt or disable the U.S. advantage in case of conflict.
Whether or not the US Democrats’ president, now occupying the White House, understands the meaning of threats, whether he listens to daily briefings by our military advisers; one can rest assured that the Pentagon & the Republican-controlled Congress will make sure our enemies understand that America is not idle.