Wednesday, Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper spoke at a virtual Air, Space, and Cyber Conference from the Pentagon. What he said was remarkable and chilling. Right Wire Report heard the distinct shift from discussing competing nation’s pursuits to achieve a specific threat to frankly stating they have now achieved this capability- and hope All Americans are paying close attention. Secretary Esper said:
“China and Russia seek to erode our long-standing dominance in airpower through long-range fires, anti -axis area denial systems, and other asymmetrical capabilities designed to counter our strengths. Meanwhile, in Space, Moscow and Bejing have turned a once peaceful arena into a warfighting domain. They have weaponized space through Killer satellites, Directed Energy Weapons ( DEW), and more in an effort to export our military systems and chip away at our military advantage. Furthermore, our competitors and adversaries exploit cyberspace to undermine our national security without confronting our conventional strengths.”
Please stop your world long enough to watch the full eleven- minute video:
Consider that just months ago, earlier this year, the Defense Intelligence Agency warned in a report that China and Russia have both developed “robust and capable” space services for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.”China and Russia, in particular, are developing a variety of means to exploit perceived US reliance on space-based systems and challenge the US position in space,” it said. Now, the noticeable shift from developing to capable. Remember that in 2007 China demonstrated it could shoot down a satellite with a ground-based missile system.
The late-night host’s ridicule and media’s mocking of President Trump’s priority to create, implement, and fund “The US Space Force” has not aged well. For additional reading on Russia’s advanced Military capabilities read here, and here.
So just what are we talking about here? DEW has been an advanced technology developed by the United States, Russia,China, and perhaps a few other countries and has been used in combat and other scenarios. Here is a general overview:
For those still skeptical about DEWs, they have been on the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) for some time – See USML Category XVIII for certain laser-based directed energy weapons systems, equipment, and components subject to the ITAR.
But today, Esper is speaking about this technology harnessed and used from space,and termed this use as “Killer satellites, and long-ranged fires.” Esper’s declaration today is a sea change. When one places this information into more recent events a more complete picture emerges. China and Russia and their proxies like Iran and North Korea have been waging asymmetrical war upon the United States including Cyber and information warfare. Recent Events to be considered:
- China hacking US systems and intellectual theft, here, here, and here.
- Iran hacking into the US Government web portal.
- Russia, China, and Iran interfering in Presidential elections, here, here, here, and here.
- Chinese Government’s refusal to report, contain, and in fact facilitate the spread of pathogen and disinformation (timeline).
- The unseemly and effective control of US Media to spread Chinese propaganda, here and here.
- Attorney General Barr states evidence that the radical left-wing Antifa movement, as well as other extremist groups, have hijacked legitimate protests around the country the federal government has evidence that the radical left-wing Antifa movement, as well as other extremist groups, have “hijacked” legitimate protests around the country to incite violence, and said certain “foreign actors” are seizing on the unrest to sow discord in the U.S.
The Right Wire Report has no interest in fear-mongering or selling conspiracy theories. However, when attempting to write about this issue we came across numerous attached information related to the recent wildfire tragedies across the North West over the last few years and presently. There have been eye witness reports of unexplained phenomena and videos produced. The Right Wire Report cannot authenticate videos. There are many Twitter feeds and YT videos so we choose two that sums up this point of view.
Generally, many have questioned how the recent fires have left trees and yards pristine while taking out homes and buildings in the same path. They question how cars are burnt to a crisp but not the home the car is parked, and how trees were burning from inside out. The aerial footage at times makes no sense when considering the path of a raging fire. The Right Wire Report has no opinion on this matter or any evidence that the fires are caused by any weapon. But does include those voices most affected by the fires for your review in the context of our story.
One thing is for certain that after today’s statements by Esper we can no longer hide our heads in the sand. If not direct military human targets, our banking, medical, utility, and transportation systems need satellites to function. It is imperative that the United States must stay ahead of the military next frontier, even in space.