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Michael Krepon quoted in Politifact on China and Space Security

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The 2016 presidential campaign has inspired discussion of plenty of scary foreign-policy scenarios, from ISIS attacks to cyber warfare. But at a Feb. 3 town hall in Manchester, N.H., Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio offered one we hadn’t heard much about – the possibility that China could blow an American satellite out of the sky.

China, Rubio said, is “practicing how to blow up our satellites.”

Experts told PolitiFact that Rubio is basically right. “Regrettably true,” Michael Krepon, a space-policy expert and co-founder of the Stimson Center, said of the claim.

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