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US GENERAL: RUSSIA AND CHINA BUILDING SPACE WEAPONS TO TARGET US SATELLITES

US GENERAL: RUSSIA AND CHINA BUILDING SPACE WEAPONS TO TARGET US SATELLITES A senior US general said Saturday that countries like Russia and China are actively building weapons that can target space-based US military assets like satellites. "They've been building weapons, testing weapons, building weapons to operate from the earth in space, jamming weapons, laser weapons, and they have not kept it secret," Gen. John Hyten, the head of US Strategic Command, told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. "They're building those capabilities to challenge the United States of America, to challenge our allies, and to change the balance of power in the world," added Hyten, who oversees all US military operations in space. "We cannot allow that to happen."   More



(Source: CNN - Dec 4)

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