Advanced arms race continues to be done by the United States and China, but is now done in space. According to newspaper reports the Telegraph, England, on Thursday (02/03/2011), both countries launching their sophisticated missiles into space to destroy satellites they have no longer in operation.
Documents about it were leaked by the network site: WikiLeaks. Mentioned, the U.S. reacts to China's actions to destroy the satellite weather with a "test attack" in 2007. February 2008, the U.S. retaliated by launching a satellite missile destroyer.
The U.S. side argued that it was done in order to prevent entry into earth orbit satellite carrying toxic fuel. According to the Chinese side, the destruction of satellites by the U.S. is actually a chance to test its offensive weapons. (AFP / isw)