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Will Senate Ground Trump’s Space Force: ‘We Need Some Convincing’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Sen. James Inhofe remains cool to the Space Force and most of his colleagues on a key Senate panel sound like they’re right there with him.

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What Would Space Force FIX? No One Would Notice Its Disappearance

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Born as what most thought was a joke in March 2018, President Trump’s Space Force had by June become a White House directive to the Pentagon. Since then the Trump Administration has been considering possible variants in the Force’s subordination, authorities, size, and budget, while Acting SecDef Shanahan has already created a working group to… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

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PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era in missile defense” undersecretary for policy John Rood said at the Pentagon Thursday. But mostly what… Keep reading →

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Will Budget Crunch Pentagon Laser & Space Investments?

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Despite increasing uncertainty over President Trump’s surprise proposal to cut $33 billion from defense, the Pentagon’s R&D chief says he’s confident more cash will be pumped into laser weapons and new space capabilities.

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Space Mystery: Are Russian Doll Sats a Threat?

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The State Department and Pentagon are expressing concern over new Russian and Chinese activities in space, while the White House is pushing for the creation of a Space Force.

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Despite Trump’s Signature, NDAA Fights Still Brewing

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The White House only has a few objections to this year’s NDAA, and lets Congress know what they are as the Senate gears up for debate.

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Air Force Names SBIRS Survivor, Space Shuttle Veteran, & Missileer To Key Space Jobs

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon named three Air Force officers to high-level assignments in military space today: the man who oversaw the first successful launch of the troubled Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), a veteran of the space shuttle program, and the outgoing overseer of the nation’s ballistic missile defense efforts. Brig. Gen. Roger Teague pinned on his… Keep reading →

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Safe Passage: Why The Pentagon Wants An International “Code Of Conduct” For Space

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Safe passage”: That, in two words, is what Air Force Space Command chief Gen. William Shelton says the U.S. military will gain from an international “code of conduct” on space activities that the State Department is now negotiating – in the face of intense skepticism from some key members of Congress. Shelton and other Pentagon… Keep reading →

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