WikiLeaks reveals US threatened to take military action against China over space missilesFebruary 3rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.3 (ANI): The United States threatened to take military action against China during a secret “star wars” arms race within the past few years, according to documents leaked by the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks.
According to The Daily Telegraph, both nuclear superpowers shot down their own satellites using sophisticated missiles in separate show of strength.
The American Government was so incensed by Chinese actions in space that it privately warned Beijing it would face military action if it did not desist.
The Chinese carried out further tests as recently as last year, leading to further protests from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the secret documents show.
Beijing justified its actions by accusing the Americans of developing an “offensive” laser weapon system that would have the capability of destroying missiles before they left enemy territory.
The disclosures detail the private fears of both Washington and Beijing as they sought mastery of the new military frontier. (ANI)
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