Russia appears to have resumed anti-satellite weapons testing. What’s so dangerous about the Russian tests? What can the U.S. do to respond?
Capt. Cort Thompson is a military intelligence officer in the United States Army and previously served as a MQ-5B Hunter UAS operator and mission commander. He is currently a third-year juris doctor candidate at Vanderbilt University Law School through the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. His forthcoming publication in Southern Methodist University’s Journal of Air Law and Commerce, “Avoiding Pyrrhic Victories in Orbit: A Need for Anti-Satellite Arms Control in the 21st Century,” was recently selected as the American Society of International Law’s Richard Baxter Military Prize winner.
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