Air Force Space Command already has targeted the 564th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Mont., reports Associated Press news service. AP obtained a copy of a memo from Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley to Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, AFSPC vice commander, in which Moseley concurs with AFSPC’s recommendation to deactivate the unit with the oddball missiles. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) has seen the handwriting on the wall and has been engaging the Air Force and DOD in discussions about new missions for Malmstrom.
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.”