The report said that countries like China might launch anti-satellite (ASAT) ballistic missiles, or position weapons in orbit. According to Jones, these states might be hesitant to start blasting American orbiters initially, but would probably be willing under appropriate conditions to attack. Jones' presentation, titled "Threats to Space Capabilities," was delivered to the Space Security and Defense Conference.
In it, he observes that advanced countries already "have the technical basis to develop" an ASAT arsenal, with the prominent example of China's 2007 satellite shoot-down.
He also noted that "rogue nation/terrorist(s)" could use jammers to interfere with satellite transmission; which is true as Air Force cadets have demonstrated similar abilities, again and again.