They were safely in orbit. The United States had no way to send people up after them; weapon that could touch them, and even if they did, it was a safe bet that the Nebraska State Police didn’t have access to it.
“So what did we lose in those cargo silos?” Lee asked. Steve handed him the manifest.
“Eh, that’s not too bad. Nothing crippling in there,” he said absently.
“We’re going to lose the other one, too,” Steve said.
“What? Why?” Lee asked.