The senator at the Heritage Foundation today:
This Chinese ASAT test was a wake-up call. We cannot depend on uncontested access to space in the future. While it’s comforting to think that the threat could be neutralized through negotiation and arms control, I’ve tempted to show here today that it cannot. In fact, going down the arm controls route is only likely to further weaken our security.
The proper response is to examine space policy and doctrine and programs, and ensure that we can defend the American people and our access to space. Ronald Reagan once said, “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the United States was too strong.”
He also criticizes Senate Democrats and the Bush State Dept. for an excessively lame response to China’s provocation.