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Is China Preparing for an ASAT Test? January 14, 2013

Posted by George C. Marshall Institute in Uncategorized.
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Several articles in recent weeks suggest China may be preparing to conduct another anti-satellite (ASAT) or missile defense test.  That they should do so should surprise no one.  Chinese strategists have been writing for years about the vulnerabilities of U.S. space systems and the importance of those systems to U.S. military power.  These tests, however sophisticated, signal strongly intentions and capabilities to hold those systems at risk, and thereby complicate matters for the United States.

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