Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley was knighted during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. on May 30. It was Queen Elizabeth II who suggested the honor to recognize Moseley’s contributions to US-British relations while he was the commander of the air war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the early days of both campaigns. “It’s really a tribute to the outstanding cooperation between our two great countries and, of course, a tribute to the historic and continuing relationship between the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force,” Moseley said. Moseley now holds the title of “Knight Commander of the British Empire,” along with Gen. Jimmy Doolittle and Gen. Carl “Tooey” Spaatz.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”