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USAF request for a SPACE COMMAND

" It is only “a matter of years before the US fights from space ” the Air Force’s top uniformed leader said.

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 to air superiority today.
Now we face a resurgence of space weapon acquisition, with new missile launch detection satellites likely, the still nascent move from buying rockets to buying launch services, increased numbers of satellites that appear designed for space situational awareness, and, of course, the whole move to smaller satellites.

" We are the service that must lead joint war fighting in this new contested domain ". 

This request was addressed to the board of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

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