U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yleem Poblete, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance, made the accusation in a speech declaring Moscow is promoting a draft treaty aimed at banning arms in space while advancing an array of space weaponry.

U.S. Still Several Years Away From Standing Up Space Force

Parker Solar Probe

The United States is likely several years away from standing up an independent military service dedicated to war fighting in space despite the Trump administration’s recent call for the creation of a “Space Force” by 2020, according to retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula of the Mitchell Institute.

Trump to Sanction Iranian Ship Identified in Facilitating Terror Strikes

Rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida

The Trump administration will take action against an Iranian ship that has been stationed at a key choke point in the Red Sea for months and is believed to be providing significant military aid to terrorist forces in Yemen, according to U.S. officials and military experts familiar with the situation.