Russia Deploys New “Space Weapon,” per Pentagon

Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder has reported that Russia deployed a satellite, described as a “new kind of space weapon,” which was put into the same low orbit as a United States Government satellite.

The announcement comes months after House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) Chairman Mike Turner raised the alarm over a “serious national security threat,” speculated to be a Russian nuclear weapon-based anti-satellite weapon, which would use ionizing x-ray radiation from a detonation to damage or destroy enemy satellites.