October 17, 2016

In space, the looming threat of a new arms race

Featuring Elbridge Colby

Source: AFP

Journalist Laurent Barthelemy

Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers: the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space—at the risk of fueling a dangerous new arms race.

US military officials have in recent years sounded growing alarm about the potential vulnerabilities of their satellites, which underpin US military power.

Initially, the reserve of the United States and the Soviet Union, space has now become accessible to an ever-expanding multitude of nations and private firms.

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