Atom Bombs in Space Are Back to Scare Us Again

March 06, 2024

Last month, American spy agencies told Congress, as well as foreign allies, that Mr. Putin might deploy and use an atom bomb in space that could disable thousands of satellites. The mere claim of such a deployment may help Mr. Putin frighten his adversaries. The rays could also turn the space station of Mr. Putin’s top ally, China, into a death trap. Ever since Mr. Putin invaded Ukraine, he has made atomic threats that analysts see as central to his strategy of deterring Western intervention. “But I think that Putin, crazy as he is, is not going to do that.”The post Atom Bombs in Space Are Back to Scare Us Again appeared first on New York Times.