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Pentagon Establishes Space Development Agency: Details

March 15, 2019

Episode Notes:

Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan has penned the memo formally stood up the Space Development Agency, as a new office under the direction of Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin.

Dr. Brian Wedeen, Director of Program Planning for the Secure World Foundation, joins the Warcast to discuss details of the SDA, how it fits with existing agencies, and the nature of the controversy currently associated with it. (~10 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:35 ] Relationship of SDA to a space force
[ 2:25 ] How branches and agencies will adapt
[ 4:28 ] Critical memo by Air Force Secretary
[ 6:24 ] Details of SDA Director Fred Kennedy
[ 7:40 ] Remaining questions

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