The menace the U.S. confronts from space


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News that Russia may have the ability to launch nuclear bombs through space made headlines around the globe, but other world events soon stole the attention — much to our detriment, because what we’ve read and have been told is not even half the story. The remaining part is much scarier. Not only could a trajectory through space accelerate the speed at which a missile could strike us, it limits our ability of detection and threatens the very satellites that make our modern day lives possible. Cell phones. Internet. Television. Plane travel. And, most importantly, national defense. In one strike,...