So China can shoot down satellites.
“The organizing princple of any society, Mr. Garrison, is for war. The authority of the state over its people resides in its war powers.” – “X” to Jim Garrison in Oliver Stone’s film, JFK.
So it’s not just a message to the rest of the world after all.
Nothing like technological prowess to make you feel good about your country.
By the way, if you haven’t seen JFK, or haven’t seen it lately, check it out. Enduring relevancy.