‘If Russia Has Put Something in Orbit … China Has Put 10’: Former DOD Official on Russia’s ‘Troubling’ New Anti-Satellite Capabilities

Evelyn Li
By Evelyn Li
February 19, 2024NTD Good Morning

The White House has confirmed that Russia is developing a “troubling” new anti-satellite weapon. National security spokesman John Kirby said that although Russia has the capability to do so, the weapon isn’t operational—and there isn’t an immediate threat to Americans’ safety. So what exactly are these weapons, and what are the broader implications of Russia now breaking the outer space treaty?

NTD spoke with retired Col. John Mills, a former director of cybersecurity policy at the Defense Department, and now senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy.

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