As satellites of all shapes and sizes continue to crowd the sky, space is becoming prime real estate, especially if you’re a superpower that relies on satellites for national security and modern warfare. Scientific American reports that while testifying before Congress, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper voiced concerns over anti-satellite programs that China and Russia were both “developing capabilities to deny access in a conflict,” such as the conflicts brewing in Ukraine, or China’s military activities in the South China Sea.
As the U.S. military plans for contingencies should war erupt in space, it has to think beyond simply destroying enemy satellites, due to the danger debris poses to all satellites, military or otherwise.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.