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U.S. Says Satellite Shootdown Offers Model of Transparency

U.S. Says Satellite Shootdown Offers Model of Transparency
The Navy ship, USS Lake Erie, launched a Standard Missile-3 at a defunct spy satellite over the Pacific Ocean.
(Image: © Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy)

The U.S. shootdown of a

Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating

The spy satellite USA-193,

"We've told people what

Not everyone agrees,

The intentional destruction

The Defense Department is

In addition to the

"We would hope that

In fact, Defense Secretary

Gates encouraged more

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