- - Thursday, August 29, 2013

China’s trouncing of U.S. in space race: ‘Unmistakable warning signs’” (Web, Aug. 27) is yet another ominous indication of ultimate Chinese aggression aimed at the United States.

In the event of what communist China views as an inevitable war with the United States, China intend to disable the satellite-based communications system upon which we have become dependent, using laser-based weaponry. This is something the Chinese have reportedly already successfully tested.

Combining this with space-based mobility, China could potentially possess a future version of air superiority, leaving the United States vulnerable in all other respects.

D.A. SAMS
West Jefferson, Ohio