So, the Pentagon has used missile-defence technology to shoot down a not very deadly satallite. I like how when China did the same thing, it we said that they were obviously being aggressive.
Of course, it is very obvious to me that, as cool as I thought this was initially, this is only the Penagon showing off their toys. The result is the increased militarization of space. Not good.
Gail Collins has has a pithy take on this incident in the New York Times.