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Gen. John Hyten: US Must Prepare for Anti-Satellite Threats

The U.S. Air Force Space Command aims to develop new defensive and offensive methods to counter space warfare systems that could threaten U.S.’ military satellite operations, Defense Systems reported Friday. George Leopold writes AFSPC Commander Gen. John Hyten said Russia and China have been developing counter-space technology such as microsatellites …

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Gen. John Hyten Assumes Top Post at Air Force Space Command

Gen. John Hyten, former vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, has assumed the post of AFSPC commander to succeed Gen. William Shelton, who will retire by the end of this month. AFSPC said Aug. 21 that Hyten will manage the space and cyberspace capabilities of the U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, among other U.S. combatant …

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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday …

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Gen. John Raymond Becomes Air Force Space Command Chief

Gen. John Raymond, former deputy chief of staff for operations at the U.S. Air Force, has succeeded Gen. John Hyten as leader of Air Force Space Command during a ceremony held Tuesday at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein presided over the ceremony and commended …

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Adm. Charles Richard Now Commander of USSTRATCOM

Adm. Charles Richard of the U.S. Navy has assumed leadership of U.S. Strategic Command at a ceremony that took place Monday. Richard, USSTRATCOM's former deputy commander, succeeds Gen. John Hyten, who will go on to serve as Joint Chiefs of Staff's vice chairman, the command said Monday.

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