So China is working to militarize space? Big surprise they are ignoring yet another set of treaties they signed onto. However, if the USA started sending up some of the technologies it has available to militarize space China would be going to the UN and pushing for sanctions. China already ignores pretty much every trade agreement whether it be with the USA, or with the EU. What people seem to forget about China is even though it is the worlds second largest economy, it still gets hundreds of billions in foreign aid from countries around the world.
(Free Beacon) Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, disclosed new details of China’s space weapons programs last week, including information regarding China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber warfare capabilities.
Burgess stated in little-noticed written testimony prepared for an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing is developing missiles, electronic jammers, and lasers for use against satellites.
Much of the space warfare activity is being carried out under the guise of China’s supposedly non-military space program, he said.
“The space program, including ostensible civil projects, supports China’s growing ability to deny or degrade the space assets of potential adversaries and enhances China’s conventional military capabilities,” Burgess said.
“China operates satellites for communications, navigation, earth resources, weather, and intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance, in addition to manned space and space exploration missions,” he said.
However, according to Wired, China will lose the space war….
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