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    A Long Shot for Alabama to Win Back Space Command? ‘I Don’t Think it Is,’ Congressman Says

    A Long Shot for Alabama to Win Back Space Command? ‘I Don't Think it Is,' Congressman Says

    The speech included talking points about national defense and immigration enforcement.

    But the one line that generated spontaneous applause Wednesday concerned Space Command as Congressman Dale Strong addressed about 1,000 community and business leaders at a Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    “Stay tuned because this process is not over by a long shot,” Strong said.

    And the applause immediately rippled across the Von Braun Center meeting hall.

    To conclude that the process is over, though, is perhaps reasonable. President Biden in July announced that Space Command headquarters would remain at its -up location near  , Colo., instead of coming to Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal – contrary to a bevy of reports and analyses that ranked Redstone as the best site.

    In his speech and in a media gaggle afterward, Strong repeatedly put his hope in House committee hearings to unearth issues to undermine the White House decision.

    Specifically, Strong pointed to the desire of the House Armed Services Committee – of which he is a member and is chaired by Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers of Saks – to question Air Secretary Frank Kendall and Space Command Commanding Gen. James Dickinson.

    “It's time for Secretary Kendall and Gen. Dickinson to answer questions under oath,” Strong told the chamber audience.

    Still, is that enough? Should it be considered…

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