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Trump revives U.S. Space Command, likely based in Colorado

"Establishing U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs is the only serious option for providing the desired capability on the shortest, most cost-effective timeline, and is a natural long-term home for this exciting new organization."
Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Donald Trump listens to questions from members of the media during his meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

U.S. Space Command was put back in business Tuesday with a memo from President Donald Trump.

The memo ordered the Pentagon to re-establish the four-star command, which will likely again call Colorado home.

U.S. Space Command was headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs for two decades until it was folded to establish U.S. Northern Command following the 9/11 attacks.

The command is a step toward establishing the Space Force that Trump has long touted, but it remains unclear whether that separate service will pass congressional muster.

Insiders say the new command likely represents an incremental shift, essentially granting more authority to Peterson's Air Force Space Command and its boss, Gen. Jay Raymond, who is now the military's top space leader.

There's much more about Trump's order. Read it at Colorado Politics

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