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Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, to discuss the use of a Navy missile to attempt to destroy a broken U.S. spy satellite.
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008

Open quoteThis is the first time we've used a tactical missile to engage a spacecraft.Close quote

  • vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the U.S. military's plan to shoot down a dying, bus-size American spy satellite loaded with toxic fuel on a collision course with the Earth
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