Yet another review over the location of Space Command has been ordered. This time the “additional analysis” will be conducted by the Air Force.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said at a symposium recently the new analysis is to make sure “we got this right.”
“I hoped to make a decision and make an announcement earlier,” he said. “We’re doing some additional analysis; we want to make very sure we got this right and have a well defended decision.”
The new review has worried Alabamians, who think that it could indicate that SPACECOM may not be coming to the state.
Count Sen. Tommy Tuberville among those concerned.
“You never know how to take it because after we’ve gone through two or three of these reviews,” he said. “And we continue to pass all of these reviews, I am meaning the Redstone Arsenal passes all these reviews with flying colors. Then it seems to be almost we want another review.
“We don’t know the direction that they’re going to go in. They might be reaching for straws here. I’ve talked with Secretary Kendall of the Air Force. I know he’ll do the right thing at the end of the day. It just matters when.
“We’ll have to wait and see.”
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.