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The Chief of Naval Operations, speaking in Connecticut, has praised the Navy mission that saw the successful shooting down of a US spy satellite.

A missile shot from a Navy cruiser in the Pacific Ocean hit the satellite Wednesday night.

The satellite was targeted because of fears that it might fall to earth in one piece, along with its deadly rocket fuel.

Admiral Gary Roughead, speaking after touring the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton and the nearby sub base, told reporters it was an extraordinary mission.

Military experts are still tracking the debris field of the destroyed satellite, but say they’re confident the pieces are too small to cause damage as they fall to earth.

Roughead also talked about the submarine fleet based in New London, and about it's future relationship with the Electric Boat Shipyard.

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