Trump’s move to space command under the inspector’s general review
DENVER – The Department of Defense inspector-general announced Friday that he was reviewing the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to move the U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama.
The January 13 decision, a week before Trump stepped down, blinded Colorado officials and raised questions about political retaliation. Trump had indicated at a rally in Colorado Springs in 2020 that command would remain at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
But the man Trump held that rally with, Republican Senator Cory Gardner, lost his re-election bid in November, and Colorado, unlike Alabama, voted firmly against Trump. The Air Force’s short-term relocation of the command center to Huntsville, Alabama – home of the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal – …