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It (the Rentry Vehicle) doesn't look like a warhead, it's fatter & it's based on a scaled up version of the Air Force's Discover or Corona capsule series that they used to return film from spysats in the 50's-70's over 400 times.
There are spysats that are a lot sharper -- they can tell which newspaper you are reading out back in the lawn chair, see the glow of a cigarette tip when you sneak out for a smoke late at night.
Their spysats have proximity fuses, and that one thought something was tampering with it.
Howard and his men had come to find out if there was a biological weapons plant buried here in the hills, possibly buried deep in a cave where it couldn't be spotted from spysats looking for it.
Britt accepts Kyle's deduction: aliens frying both nations 'spysats, and aliens bugging -- and whispering to -- the leadership of both sides are behind the march to war.