U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) released a statement about the U.S. Space Command permanent headquarters basing process on the heels of a Washington Post report that the Biden administration was looking to reverse a Trump-era decision to locate the headquarters at Redstone Arsenal.
Strong, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Strategic Forces Subcommittee, called the initial basing process "robust" and in compliance with the law. He also cited reviews by the Department of Defense inspector general and the General Accountability Office.
"Redstone Arsenal has consistently ranked as the #1 location to host the headquarters of U.S. Space Command," the freshman congressman said in a statement. "The indisputable facts of this situation are: The Air Force led a robust basing process which complied with federal law, and the DoD IG and GAO confirmed the original decision. Redstone Arsenal was consistently the top choice to host Space Command headquarters and Colorado wasn't in the top three."
"The decision of where Space Command is located should remain in the hands of the Air Force and should not be politicized," Strong added. "The decision should be what is in the best for national security of the United [States] of America. I am hopeful that the Secretary of the Air Force will announce a final basing decision soon."
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