SpaceNews features an event hosted by the South Asia Center on what anti-satellite weapons pose to global security, quoting Mallory Stewart, the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emerging Security Challenges and Defense Policy:

Mallory Stewart, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for emerging security challenges and defense policy, called the 2007 event a “remarkable incident of irresponsible behavior” during a Jan. 11 speech at the Atlantic Council. Stewart delivered the keynote speech as part of a discussion on “Space Weapons and the Risk of Nuclear Exchange,” held to mark the ninth anniversary of the notorious test. “There have been subsequent tests by China, but none of them have been debris generating,” Stewart said. “At the State Department, we like to attribute that to the huge international outcry.”

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