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    US National Intel: Russia,China Progress in Developing Counterspace Weapons

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    US National Intelligence Director James Clapper said during testimony on Tuesday that the continued progress of Russia and China in developing counterspace weapons system will degrade and disrupt US space systems.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Clapper claimed that the threats to US military, civil, and commercial space systems will increase in the next few years.

    "Threats to our use of military, civil, and commercial space systems will increase in the next few years as Russia and China progress in developing counterspace weapon systems to deny, degrade, or disrupt US space systems," Clapper said.

    "Foreign military leaders understand the unique advantages that space-based systems provide to the United States."

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