Chinese ASAT Test Not That Much of a Surprise

U.S. Knew of Chinas Missile Test, but Kept Silent, NY Times

"What administration officials did not say is that as the Chinese were preparing to launch their antisatellite weapon, American intelligence agencies had issued reports about the preparations being made at the Songlin test facility. In high-level discussions, senior Bush administration officials debated how to respond and even began to draft a protest, but ultimately decided to say nothing to Beijing until after the test."

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