In response to a question from military personnel at MacDill AFB, Fla., Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed concern about weapons entering Iraq from Iran. Saying weapons from Iran “of recent vintage” did not “just walk” into Iraq, Rumsfeld questioned the commitment of Tehran to keeping arms out of the country. “They were brought in. With what degree of complicity or lack of complicity of the government is something that one can’t know with certainty at this stage.”
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.