Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding a decision by the Biden administration to ban anti-satellite missile tests.
“This unilateral decision mistakes activity for achievement. It does nothing to deter our adversaries in an escalating war fighting domain. In fact, I’m worried it will have the opposite effect.
“Both the Russians and the CCP have demonstrated their anti-satellite capabilities - it would be naive to think they don’t intend to use them against our assets.
“I want answers from the administration on what exactly is being done to protect our national security. Simply declaring what they won’t do isn’t deterrence.”