WASHINGTON –said Thursday the United States is prepared to share with some of the information it has about the U.S. shootdown of a spy satellite.
His comments came hours aftercomplained the missile strike Wednesday could cause harm to security in outer space and some countries.
“We provided a lot of information … before it took place,” Gates told reporters during a visit to. But, the secretary also said that he is determined to be open about the U.S. operation and “we are prepared to share whatever appropriately we can.”
|Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said there was up to a 90 percent chance the missile destroyed the spacecraft’s fuel tank which was filled with highly toxic hydrazine.
Debris from the obliterated satellite was being tracked over theand Atlantic oceans but appeared to be too small to cause damage on , Marine Gen. James Cartwright, , had said earlier Thursday.