Expert: U.S. Military ‘Over a Decade’ Behind China, Russia on Space Defense

The second liftoff from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome ended in failure last November when officials lost contact with a weather satellite hours after its launch

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. military satellites used to warn of a missile strike or to deploy nuclear weapons are vulnerable to attacks by the Chinese and Russian armed forces, which have eclipsed their American counterparts in developing some significant space warfighting capabilities, experts cautioned lawmakers.

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