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Threat of new arms race looming - in space

Initially the reserve of the US and the Soviet Union, space has now become accessible to an ever-expanding multitude of nations and private firms; launching of European telecoms satellites.


KILLER satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers: the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space - at the risk of fuelling a dangerous new arms race.

US military officials have in recent years sounded growing alarm about the potential...