Thomas M. Skypek is a Washington-based defense analyst who specializes in military transformation, deterrence and U.S. defense policy. He has supported research and analysis efforts for the Departments of Defense, Energy and Central Intelligence Agency. He holds a Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University. The views expressed herein are exclusively those of the authors and do not represent those of the U.S. Department of Defense, SAIC or any other organization.
The January 2007 test of an anti-satellite missile was a watershed event in China’s modernization program, because it demonstrated a key military capability of China and a major vulnerability of