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Congress Must Push DoD To LEO, Former Reps Say

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Congress should pass laws to ensure that the Pentagon fully commits to creating a “large, updatable, and resilient national security constellation” in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

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Space Command More Important Than Space Force: CSAF Goldfein; Trump Signs SPD-4

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The first concrete step to creating an independent force of trained and equipped space warriors occurred today — but that’s not the most important step on space the nation should take, the Air Force Chief of Staff said today. Setting up Space Command, so the US can more effectively fight any war that involves space assets,… Keep reading →

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Pence Defends Space Force Costs: ‘What Price Freedom?’

Posted by Colin Clark on


For insights about how the US military currently views the realities of space war, it’s helpful to consider the recently concluded annual Schriever War Game.

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Why We Need A Space Force: CSIS’s Todd Harrison

Posted by Todd Harrison on


Space Corps? Space Force? Space Command? Ever since Rep. Mike Rogers put the Space Corps cat amongst the Air Force pigeons in April last year, debate has raged within the Air Force, the wider space enterprise, Congress and across the four services about just what must be done. President Trump glommed onto the idea and… Keep reading →

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Pence: ‘We Must Have American Dominance In Space’

Posted by Colin Clark on


The “separate but equal” sixth service (don’t forget the Coast Guard) will be created in stages, because, as Pence finally admitted publicly, it “requires Congressional action.” And, as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva, admitted today, if Congress passed the relevant laws in a year that would “unprecedented.”

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Congress Halts F-35 Turkey Transfers, Punts On Space Force

Posted by Paul McLeary on


CAPITOL HILL: The Senate and House have come together on a $716 billion defense spending report that would prohibit the transfer of F-35 jets to Turkey, expand American aid to Asian allies to counter China and add ships and other technology funding lines above the White House request. The National Defense Authorization Act Report was… Keep reading →

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Trump Orders New Space Service; Will Congress Agree?

Posted by Colin Clark on


We’ve already got soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and Coasties. If President Trump gets what he wants, we may now have spacemen — but the Senate may say no.

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Rep. Rogers: Hill Must Fund Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lower Yield Warhead

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Rep. Mike Rogers chairs the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, which has been remarkably vigorous in its oversight the last two years. (Just ask Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein or Secretary Heather Wilson.) His subcommittee keeps a close eye on America’s nuclear weapon delivery systems, as well as its warheads (which are… Keep reading →

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CSAF Predicts War In Space ‘In A Matter Of Years’

Posted by Colin Clark on


AFA ORLANDO: It is only “a matter of years” before the US fights “from space,” the Air Force’s top uniformed leader said here. With that stark prediction, Chief of Staff David Goldfein went on to press the famously plane-focused service “to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership as we apply… Keep reading →

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2018 Forecast: Air Force, Space Force Or Multi-Domain Force?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Air Force photo

WASHINGTON: In 2018, Congress is likely to override the Air Force’s objections and carve out some kind of Space Corps. What kind of Space Corps is the question. Both sides of this debate agree that space will be a battlefield in future war. Instead of leaving US satellites unmolested to support operations on earth, future… Keep reading →

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