On May 23, Forward Defense Deputy Director for Strategic Forces Policy Mark Massa was quoted in Forbes about the potential for Russia to station a nuclear ASAT in orbit. Massa was paraphrased as saying that a nuclear detonation in low-Earth orbit would damage thousands of civilian satellites from a diverse group of nations.

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