Retired Gen. Louis Theodore Seith, a World War II B-17 pilot, died March 6 of natural causes in Washington, D.C. He was 86. Seith graduated in 1943 from West Point, entering the Army Air Corps. He flew 261 combat hours during the war. Seith held various command and staff positions over his career, serving last as chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium before his retirement in 1977.
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.”