When an administration has collectively gone insane, this sort of thing is one result. We get trash talking about anyone and everyone. These people have completely lost any semblance of reality, and that is coming straight from the top. I mean, get real – what other nation realistically has the capability to stalk and destroy a US satellite? And there are green monsters under the bed, too !!! We’re sure ….
U.S. warns of threat to satellites
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration warned Wednesday against threats by terrorist groups and other nations against U.S. commercial and military satellites, and discounted the need for a treaty aimed at preventing an arms race in space.
Undersecretary of State Robert G. Joseph also reasserted U.S. policy that it has a right to use force against hostile nations or terror groups that might try to attack American satellites or ground installations that support space programs. President Bush adopted a new U.S. space policy earlier this year.
“We reserve the right to defend ourselves against hostile attacks and interference with our space assets,” Joseph said in prepared remarks to the George C. Marshall Institute.
Joseph, the senior arms control official at the State Department, said nations cannot all be counted on to use space purely for peaceful purposes.
“A number of countries are exploring and acquiring capabilities to counter, attack, and defeat U.S. space systems,” Joseph said
He also said terrorists “understand our vulnerabilities and have targeted our economy in the past, as they did on 9/11.” He said terrorists and enemy states might view the U.S. space program as “a highly lucrative target,” while sophisticated technologies could improve their ability to interfere with U.S. space systems and services.
Joseph did not identify terror groups or nations that might have such motives. An aide to Joseph, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter, said that information was classified.
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