The ideal space weapon is not anti-satellite missiles, but a laser. Russia has a Kalina laser system that can disable critical American space systems. Retired US Air Force Colonel Charles Beam writes about this in a Forbes article. According to the expert, anti-satellite missiles do not pose a serious threat to national security, but laser weapons do not allow the US leadership to sleep at night. Recently it became known about a new imminent threat developed by Russia in addition to the existing space surveillance complex. This novelty is called “Kalina” and is a “sinister laser weapon,” the military said.