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US Tries to Convince World Satellite Shoot-Down Not Offensive

The Bush administration is trying to convince the world that the Pentagon’s plan to shoot down a dying U.S. spy satellite is not a test of a program to kill other countries’ orbiting communications and intelligence capabilities. The State Department has instructed American diplomats to tell foreign governments the operation is aimed at protecting people that could be affected by about 1,000 pounds of toxic fuel that the bus-sized satellite is carrying. In a cable sent to all American embassies worldwide, the department says suggestions it is part of an offensive, weaponized system are wrong. Full Story

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