A sleight of hand
by the Yanks.
Their work on this will be copied by the chinese or others, who will then build similar SBSSes to watch the Yank satellites, thinking themselves oh-so-clever.
The Yanks then roll out the SR-71 Blackbird (updated with modern tech) and don't have to worry about any pesky satellite tracking satellites. And laugh all the way to surveilance-superiority.
Alternatively, they'll replace the Optical sensors with microwave sensors and watch the signals reflecting off the non-American satellites to try and build up some decent information on control signals etc- then if war is declared just shut down the enemy satellites.