Re: Who will they Destroy Next?
My guess would have been the Chinese or a Russian/Chinese venture. They could get a launch at a neutral site such as French Guiana and set up the transmission from a remote site.
BUT, and it's a BIG but:
The NSA would most certainly intercept any kind of EM focused beam transmission unless it's a new kind of modulation or an undetectable beam (not likely).
so, 1) The NSA know what is happening but cannot disclose anything, OR
2) The NSA knows but will never disclose anything because it's an inside job, sort of.