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Pentagon to Shoot Down Satellite

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Pentagon to Shoot Down Satellite

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Pentagon to Shoot Down Satellite

Pentagon to Shoot Down Satellite

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President Bush has ordered the Pentagon to shoot down a broken U.S. spy satellite before it re-enters the atmosphere. Alex Cohen talks to John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, about how one goes about successfully completing this first-time mission.