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DIA director: China preparing for space warfare

Posted By yihan On February 24, 2012 @ 9:14 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
The Washington free beacon [1]
Friday, February 24, 2012

Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, disclosed new details of China’s space weapons programs last week, including information regarding China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber warfare capabilities.

Burgess stated in little-noticed written testimony prepared for an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing is developing missiles, electronic jammers, and lasers for use against satellites.

Much of the space warfare activity is being carried out under the guise of China’s supposedly non-military space program, he said.

“The space program, including ostensible civil projects, supports China’s growing ability to deny or degrade the space assets of potential adversaries and enhances China’s conventional military capabilities,” Burgess said.

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[1] The Washington free beacon: http://freebeacon.com/dia-director-china-preparing-for-space-warfare/

[2] WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-us-and-china-in-military-standoff-over-space-missiles.html

[3] US urged to bolster missile, space defenses against China: paper: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-urged-to-bolster-missile-space-defenses-against-china-paper.html

[4] Obama Moves to Counter China in Space With Pentagon-NASA Link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-moves-to-counter-china-in-space-with-pentagon-nasa-link.html

[5] China’s military making strides in space: US general: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-military-making-strides-in-space-us-general.html

[6] China denies obtaining US space tech: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-denies-obtaining-us-space-tech.html

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