Strategic Command Girds for Expanded Space Awareness Role

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 4, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Officials at U.S. Strategic Command have begun studying the potentially sweeping implications of a little-noticed provision in the 2008 Unified Command Plan that puts the Omaha, NE-based command in charge of monitoring the flight paths of both U.S. military and commercial satellites for potential collisions, according to Defense Department officials and documents. Former President George W. Bush approved an update to the Unified Command Plan in mid-December, Pentagon officials said at the time. A summary of the changes over the...

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