MSNBC.com reports: "For some, the Jan. 11 test revealed China’s increasing military capabilities and an emerging threat to U.S. dominance in military space. For others, the test proved the need for a U.S. anti-satellite capability. The conventional wisdom was that the United States needed to create such a system to deter the Chinese from doing anything rash in an international crisis - in effect, bringing mutually assured destruction to military space operations."
New and creative ways of dealing with satellites. Well to be honest is not new the Russians developed it about 30 years ago.