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An Alabama Republican now heads the House Armed Services Committee, which just released draft legislation freezing Space Command construction in Colorado.
The report, which questions the credibility of the SPACECOM headquarters selection process, is one of two reviews directed by Congress and comes nearly 18 months after Alabama was chosen to host the combatant command.
The Pentagon watchdog found that the Air Force followed the rules in picking Redstone Arsenal, but it questioned whether the service’s base-selection process leads to the best fit.
Some lawmakers are still trying to convince the executive branch to reverse a preliminary decision to move U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama.
The author of this commentary argues that Huntsville, Alabama's many advantages will help it prevail in a review of the decision to make it the permanent home of U.S. Space Command.
By Mark S. Chandler