Full-Blown Space Command Food Fight Underway

SecAF selects Huntsville, Alabama, as preferred location to host USSPACECOM, US Space Command

"The Secretary of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, selected Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, as the preferred location for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. ... Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bellevue, Nebraska; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and San Antonio, Texas, will remain reasonable alternative locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters."

Trump administration decides on Alabama as new home for Space Command, Washington Post

"According to individuals familiar with the process, Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) was a major player in the decision-making. Cliff Sims, a senior adviser to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and an Alabama native, also advocated for the move with both the White House and the Pentagon, the individuals said."

Nebraska to Continue U.S. Space Command Headquarters Bid, Greater Omaha Chamber

"Following today's announcement of Redstone Arsenal as the preferred location of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), community leaders in Nebraska re-emphasized their initial position: Based on objective criteria outlined by the Department of the Air Force, Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base remains the optimum location for U.S. Space Command. The Nebraska team expects full transparency of the final review to support this assertion."

Trump orders Space Command to leave Colorado

"It's a decision that Colorado lawmakers say they will ask incoming President-elect Joe Biden to overturn and has caused Colorado Springs Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Trump loyalist, to break with the administration. The move also will likely kick off a congressional probe into how the decision was reached."

Keith's note: In addition to the push by Sen. Shelby and Cliff Sims there is another Alabaman - newly-elected Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) who did Trump a huge favor by opposing the whole electoral college vote thing. Just saying. The incoming Biden Administration can easily revisit this decision. Stay tuned.

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