Space Command Supports CENTCOM Mission as Troops Exit Afghanistan

As the last Americans leave Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command will look to space to support its continued counterterrorism mission against al-Qaida and Islamic State group remnants, U.S. Space Command confirmed to Air Force Magazine. America’s eyes in the sky will form the only intelligence picture until a new agreement is worked out with the Afghan government. Space-based capabilities include space control; position, navigation and timing; satellite communications; and missile warning, the command said.