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When former President Donald Trump awarded the permanent basing of U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama, where he had some of his highest approval ratings, in his final week in office, he yanked the command from front-runner Colorado Springs. In so doing, he triggered a pair of government investigations that lawmakers say could ultimately doom Trump's decision.

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Alleging improprieties on a Trump administration decision to strip U.S. Space Command away from Colorado Springs and move its troops to Alabama, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn on Tuesday asked the Government Accountability Office to open an investigation.

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It ain’t rocket science to persuade President Joe Biden how former President Donald Trump was wrong. With that in mind, Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper should insist on an immediate, in-person meeting with Biden. Topic: Space Command, nothing more.

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I was the last commander of the original United States Space Command. In the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld decided to disestablish USSPACECOM and to distribute its missions to United States Strategic Command in October, 2002. History has shown it was a mistake to eliminate the only unified command primarily focused on space.

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Amid the hue and cry over where U.S. Space Command will be permanently housed, one set of voices has been conspicuously absent: the troops who serve in the headquarters no matter where it calls home. The association that represents most of those who serve the command, however, is now voicing a preference: Keep it in Colorado Springs.