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After Cold War, is world heading towards space war?

Russia is reportedly building a nuclear space weapon that can disband world’s commercial and govt satellites

By Web Desk
February 19, 2024
Representational image of a spacecraft being launched. — Unsplash
Representational image of a spacecraft being launched. — Unsplash

Space wars aren’t just a topic for sci-fi anymore; the idea has now come to life.

It is widely believed that the first shot of the next war between the world’s big powers will be fired in space. 

A new "national security threat" debate has taken over the United States Congress, indicating that Russia is reportedly building a nuclear space weapon that has the potential to disband a large portion of the world’s commercial and government satellites by producing a massive energy wave, Yahoo News reported.

This would disable all communication lines affecting cell phones, paying bills, as well as the internet.

While not much is known about the weapon at this point, the system is described as a potential "space-based nuclear weapon" in several sources.

However, it's unclear if this refers to a nuclear bomb or a nuclear-powered gadget.

White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby said the US is closely monitoring this Russian activity and will continue to take it seriously.

President Joe Biden said: "There is no nuclear threat to the people of America or anywhere else in the world with what Russia is doing."

According to the New York Post, upon questioning the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, he dodged the claims and responded by suggesting that the propaganda was a ruse to whip up support in Congress to take action.

He said: "It is obvious that the White House is trying, by hook or by crook, to encourage Congress to vote on a bill to allocate money; this is obvious."