China last week successfully used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite, U.S. government officials told CNN on Thursday, in a test that could undermine relations with the West and pose a threat to satellites important to the U.S. military.
Good shooting, if you ask me.
According to a spokesman for the National Security Council, the ground-based, medium-range ballistic missile knocked an old Chinese weather satellite from its orbit about 537 miles above Earth. The missile carried a "kill vehicle" and destroyed the satellite by ramming it.
Sounds like the Chinese drivers around here...
The United States logged a formal diplomatic protest.
Don't worry. The U.S. has already retaliated with something far worse than a mere missile, and our arsenal is far from empty.