Any attack as noted is this article constitutes an act of war on such as scale as to attempt a…
Chris Stockdale

Are any of these systems reserved purely for nuclear C2? I think Milstar and AEHF are both general military use, so it wouldn’t be crazy for a peer adversary to try and disable them in a high end conventional conflict.

Contrast with, say, the DSP launch warning sats — I agree an attack on them comes close to a first strike in severity.

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