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The U.S. races to defend against future space attacks

The U.S. races to defend against future space attacks
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There's a new space race starting up, and the Pentagon is determined not to lose to Russia and China. It's like the 1950s all over again! But this time, the winner won't be the first in orbit or the first to the moon. It'll be the first to get weapons up past the atmosphere.

The Pentagon and intelligence officials are planning to open a space-war ops center aimed at protecting our satellites from foreign enemies. It seems strange that someone would want to take down something so far away, but doing so could dramatically weaken our international defense systems.

The thousands of satellites above us carry and transmit data to and from hundreds of countries and companies. These satellites are becoming the new battleground of international cyberwarfare, and the U.S. isn't going to be leaving its satellites unprotected.

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