The New ASAT Race

    According to reports, China successfully tested and anti-satellite missile last week.  This barely seemed to get the media’s attention.  We as a nation are going to have to figure out quickly what our response will need to be to this capability.  Assuming a regional war pitting US forces in defense of Taiwan against China, Chinese ability to knock down critical satellites without needing to resort to bombing our spacelift facilities here on the mainland will have grave strategic ramifications for us. 

    I wish I could explain more about this.  Suffice it to say we’re seeing the early potential for that "Space Pearl Harbor" former Secretary Rumsfeld spoke of in 1999. 

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