From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:02:02 -0300 Archived: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:30:23 -0400 Subject: USAF Space Command To Discontinue Space Air Force Space Command To Discontinue Space Surveillance System Sequestration Cited As Reason For The Move ----- Note: This seems to be opportunistic in light of what is going to happen anyway; a ploy by which the US military can advertise the so-called 'gutting' of military spending by President Obama. FWIW The most visible is the cutting of the Blue Angels and the Thunderbird performances this year. The public would be deprived of their appearances at air shows, conveying to the public the false appearance of the weakening of the US armed forces. In fact the budget for these two Aerobatic teams each year is pocket change for the Air Force and the Navy. However this shutdown heightens the fact that the newer technology is many times more powerful than what is currently available. It would be nice to be a fly on the wall to see what is slipping through the fence. Perhaps in 25 years the equivalent of a Bob Salas will come forward with testimony of what they tracked on occasion and which they could do nothing about. Don Ledger ----- http://tinyurl.com/kjsh2xz Sequestration Cited As Reason For The Move Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command officials have directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1. Final decisions on all fiscal 2014 budget issues will be made over the next few weeks. By discontinuing operations, the AFSSS would not be maintained in operational status; however, equipment will not be removed until a final disposition determination is made. The AFSSS sites are operated under contract and the 21st SW has notified the vendor, Five Rivers Services in Colorado Springs, CO, that it most likely will not exercise the next contract option beginning Oct. 1. By de-activating the AFSSS by Oct. 1, AFSPC would see a cost savings of approximately $14 million per year, beginning in fiscal 2014. [More at site...] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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