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    Military Leaders Called to Testify in House Probe of Space Command Basing Decision

    Military Leaders Called to Testify in House Probe of Space Command Basing Decision

    and Space Force leaders are being called to testify publicly before Congress as an outraged House chairman investigates the decision to keep the U.S. Space Command headquarters in rather than moving it to his home state of Alabama.

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Ala., announced Tuesday that he has invited Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Space Command chief Gen. James Dickinson and Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to testify before his committee about the Space Command basing decision.

    The invitation is the latest step in an investigation Rogers first opened in May as the decision on where to Space Command's headquarters languished for more than two years after the Air Force first said Huntsville, Alabama, was the “preferred” location.

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    “When the secretary of the Air Force finally made a decision, he upheld his predecessors' decision to base U.S. Space Command in Huntsville, Alabama,” Rogers contended in his statement Tuesday. “President Biden then usurped the Air Force secretary's authority and named Colorado Springs the permanent basing site for U.S. Space Command in order to improve his political standing for next year's re-election.

    “We will get answers on President Biden's political manipulation of the selection process,” he…

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