Can there be any doubt that this is prelude to an invasion of Taiwan?
China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.
The hitherto unreported attacks have been kept secret by the Bush administration for fear that it would damage attempts to co-opt China in diplomatic offensives against North Korea and Iran...
A commenter at Ace's place directed me to THIS DoD document which details a US policy change from the Clintonian era that states:
Purposeful interference with U.S. space systems
will be viewed as an infringement on our sovereign rights.
The U.S. may take all appropriate self-defense measures,
including, if directed by the National Command Authorities
(NCA), the use of force, to respond to such an infringement
on U.S. rights.