“Of course we can better guard against such things by requiring our intelligence satellites to carry defensive mechanisms on board. But the trouble is how that move could be perceived internationally,” Schiff noted. “The addition of a defensive capability might make our overhead satellites start to seem like airborne weaponry.”
And “if you get into a tit-for-tat exchange you may end up costing yourself more than your adversaries,” Schiff said.
EAN editorial note: The article republished below does not clearly specify that Rep. Adam mentioned in the first sentence is Rep. Adam Schiff.