In CNN's video An exclusive look into how Space Force is defending America they talk with Gen. John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, US Space Force.
Narrator: Adversaries have already attempted to use space weapons to temporarily disable US satellites.
They mention "space weapons" which might suggests space-based weapons, but the graphics shows a beam of something originating in eastern Europe or western Asia hitting a satellite in space.
Question: Have "space lasers" actually been used in an attempt to temporarily blind US satellites? Was it a surface-based laser, a space-based laser, both, or something else?
This could potentially be posted in Politics SE instead; they take some questions about international relations, military events and space. But news about lasers and satellites is more likely to be closely followed by users in this community than in that one, for example (sorted by asking date):
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- Is India having the military capability to "take out" a satellite in orbit still in question?
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- What was the first official oath in Space?
- Is 18 Space Control Squadron (18 SPCS) which "detects, tracks, and identifies all artificial objects in Earth orbit" a part of Space Force?
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- Has a spacecraft ever actually sprayed a chemical (or anything) on to another spacecraft intentionally for any reason at all?