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House committee votes to postpone move of Space Force HQ to Alabama

The House Armed Services committee voted yesterday to postpone the proposed establishment of the Space Force’s headquarters in Alabama.

The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday passed, with bipartisan agreement, Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022’s National Defense Authorization Act — an amendment that would prevent the move of the command to Huntsville, Ala., and work leading up to it, until after the Government Accountability Office and the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General complete their reviews of the decision.

Results of the GAO review, currently underway, are expected to be released in March, Chuck Young, managing director of public affairs for the agency, told The Gazette on Thursday.

This congressional action is not a surprise. The vested interests in Colorado, where a great bulk of the present military space operations are based, were not going to take the shift to Alabama lying down.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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3 comments

  • Chris Lopes

    Sorry, but Colorado Springs just makes too much sense. Add the fact it was Trump who pushed the move, and you can see where Congress might say “hold on a minute!”

  • Jeff Wright

    The Blue Suits need to pay for what happened to the ABMA. It was Alabama that was robbed first. Colorado doesn’t deserve Space Force. Medaris is spinning in his grave.

  • David M. Cook

    Doesn‘t the US Navy control their satellites from Virginia? Is all of that control going to the new Space Force home, too? (Where ever that ends up.) Why don‘t we hear complaints from the other services about moving?

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