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Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

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“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said.

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AF Education & Training Shifts To ‘Space Warfighting Ethos’: Gen. Webb

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“Gen. Raymond has asked me, in particular, to make sure that we are incorporating all aspects of space warfighting … into our curriculum.”

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SDA Will Control Many Sat Buys, But NOT NROs: Tournear

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“We are the ones that say this is what needs to be done” to build a next-gen space architecture, says SDA Acting Director Derek Tournear. Except when they don’t.

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SMC Offers To Help Speed Deals For SDA

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The Space & Missile Systems Center’s Space Enterprise Consortium has been so successful at providing competitive prototypes, fast, that SMC wants to expand its scope dramatically.

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Air Force Will Shift Up To $30B For Space, Multi Domain

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“But make no mistake…if in fact a war starts or extends into space, everyone loses,” Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein told the AFA 2019 conference. “I don’t see any winners.”

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RUMINT: Huntsville Leads SPACECOM Base Race

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The official decision about the headquarters of SPACECOM isn’t likely until mid- or late October.

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Branson: Virgin Launch Of USAF Sat By End Of Year

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Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson hopes that his LauncherOne airborne launch system’s capability to rapidly launch smallsats “will be a deterrent to an enemy state, that is to not attack satellites in the first place.”

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SPACECOM To Write New Ops War Plan: 100km And Up

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If the US receives intelligence that Russia is prepping a strike against a US satellite, does SPACECOM task a drone or a B-21 bomber to take it out before it launches? Or does Gen. Raymond choose to simply maneuver the targeted satellite out of the way?

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The ‘Green Door’ Mystery Solved: Secrecy & Slang

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Oh yes, we at Breaking D are delving into a murky realm that is not usually covered by defense publications: semantics and etymology, the study of the meaning and the origin of words and phrases including idioms.

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Aerospace Sales To China Rise; Defense Exports To World Drop: AIA

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A new Aerospace Industries Association study underlines international interdependence amidst today’s trade wars.

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