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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 11:30 AM

Tectonic Shift As NRO Moved Under Space Command In Wartime

Tectonic Shift As NRO Moved Under Space Command In Wartime
US Space Command will officially stand-up on Aug. 29, with four main missions: "missile warning, satellite operations, space control and space support," says JCS Chair Gen. Joseph Dunford.
on August 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM

WASHINGTON: If war in space erupts, the new US Space Command will have the power to order the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to take “defensive space operations” under a new joint concept of operations. The new chain of command represents a tectonic plate shift in US national security space, which has long been plagued by often testy relationships between the Intelligence Community and DoD.

“For the first time, there will be a unified structure that fully integrates Intelligence Community and Department of Defense space defense plans, authorities and capabilities to ensure seamless execution of space defense systems,” Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire told the National Space Council today.

“Furthermore, should conflict extend to space, the NRO will take direction from the Commander of US Space Command and execute defensive space operations based on a jointly developed playbook and informed by a series of exercises and war games,” Maguire added.


Quite a bit more at the link but little information on budget and resources.

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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. Sounds like Donnie and Putin have a plan.

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