Pentagon warns Russia, China developing low-orbit anti-satellite weapons

A Pentagon intelligence report is warning that Russia and China are developing weapons that could threaten U.S. satellites in low orbit around Earth. The Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate, otherwise known as J-2, said in its report that “China and Russia will be capable of severely disrupting or destroying U.S. satellites in low-earth orbit” in the [...]


Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.