Target Practice

[Patrick Appel] Jeffrey Lewis says that we shouldn't go ahead with the plan to shoot down that dying spy satellite. His reasoning:

Holding aside my general worry that this Administration is not to be trusted with sharp objects, there are specific reasons to be skeptical of both the accuracy and the completeness of this Administration’s calculations.  I strongly suspect that they are systematically discounting two types of hard-to-quantify risks the possibility of error within the estimates and the political costs to conducting an anti-satellite intercept.