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Everything You Need To Know About Space Wars, Is America Preparing For It? But Why?

By Sai , Dec 03, 2016 06:15 AM EST
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Since man had first explored the outer space, it has been known to be a largely peaceful environment. But not for long anymore. It was found that America has recently deployed weapons beyond Earth's atmosphere, which leads the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space. By creating rules about what will happen when satellites collide or are destroyed, Pentagon officials were reportedly trying to prevent war in space with Russia and China.

Space War? What Does It Mean?

According to reports revealed by Daily Mail, defense chiefs have warned the US is falling behind Russia and China, who are taking aim at their superpower rival with a frightening array of space-age weapons  designed to knock-out key satellite systems. It was found that if US satellites were disabled or destroyed, life on Earth could quickly become paralyzed. Authorities have even explained that if this frightening space war would take place, the internet would be more likely to do dead, TV screens would be blank, missiles systems could be frozen and the business and banking institutions would descend into chaos, and America could even lose early warning of nuclear attacks for parts of the planet.

In one of his statements reported by CNN, head of US Strategic Command, Gen. John Hyten, said that every time humans actually physically move into that, there's conflict, and in that case, we'll have to be prepared for that. Furthermore, it was found that China and Russia are taking their necessary course of plan against America in terms of space, with a wide array of weapons that are seemingly impossible to imagine. Currently, Russia has already deployed what could be multiple kamikaze satellites such as "Kosmos 2499" which was designed to discreetly move towards American satellites and then, if ordered, disable or destroy them. China, on the other hand, has launched the "Shiyan" which was equipped with a grappling arm that could snatch US satellites right out of orbit.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the futuristic firepower being worked on by the US include a laser weapons system similar to one currently deployed by a warship in the Persian Gulf but adapted for space, and the X-37b, a pilotless space drone. Moreover, despite these alarming threats, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work vowed earlier this year that the US would 'strike back' if attacked in space.

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