Satellite Shoot-Down

David Mosher, senior policy analyst in Missile Defense and Space Security at Rand Corporation, and Theresa Hitchens, director of the Space Security Project at the Center for Defense Information, joined us for a discussion on the U.S. mission to destroy the errant National Reconnaissance Satellite US-193.  What scenario ultimately led to the decision and rapid execution of their mission to shoot-down the satellite with a missile? Are there future environmental implications?  How will this action affect the direction of competing Russian and Chinese space programs? What are the prospects for international cooperation on future space security?

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