NBC's Jim Miklaszewski speculated that China may have tested its anti-satellite missile in order to persuade the United States to sign an arms control treaty to ban the testing of space weapons. ABC's Jonathan Karl (subscription required) read it differently: "China is prepared to challenge America's dominance in space." And Miklaszewski warned that if the People's Republic were to pursue its plans, US spy satellites would be vulnerable. Karl again differed, citing a wider range of satellites, used for "everything from financial transactions to communications to precision bombs." CBS mentioned the PRC's test only in passing.
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