updated Sat. February 18, 2023
February 26, 2018
But SMC has endured more than a decade of criticism since the period when space acquisition was, inarguably, broken. (Sorry, Gen. Lance Lord. It was broken when you said it wasn't, and it's a bit wobbly again.) Space acquisition improved considerably in execution, but there weren't many new programsÃâÃÂ ...
Santa Maria Times
October 18, 2017
Gen. Lance Lord, etc. But when it came to finances, out of the blue appeared Bill Snelling. Alaska senator Ted Stevens had put $10 million into the 1994 Air Force budget to encourage the development of commercial space programs. Our team won a $2.35 million grant to start our spaceport at Vandenberg.
December 24, 2014
Gen. Lance Lord, then-leader of the Air Force Space Command, characterized these weapons as the “American way of fighting,” and in 2005 said at a conference that, “space supremacy is our vision for the future.” In the past few years, though, the Obama administration has calmed down that rhetoric.
Foreign Policy (blog)
January 21, 2014
For nearly a decade, an awkward debate has raged about the U.S. military's nuclear force: Did top Air Force officials really choose "00000000" as a code that could enable the launch of a nuclear missile? Ten years later, in a document obtained by Foreign Policy, the U.S. military told Congress that it neverÃâÃÂ ...
Reading the Pictures (blog)
December 4, 2007
Despite long-standing debates about the viability of missile defense technology and the ramifications of “weaponizing” space, a range of websites — from the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency, to lobbying or advocacy groups, like Missilethreat.com — use powerful visual rhetoric to sustainÃâÃÂ ...
November 11, 2005
Supporters of high-altitude platforms contend they can deliver services on a par with Earth orbiting spacecraft--at far lower cost. General Lance Lord, Commander of the Air Force Space Command, touched upon emerging Near Space attributes at an October 20th Pacific Space Leadership Forum in Hawaii.
September 25, 2005
"You can't go to war and win without space," Gen. Lance Lord, the four-star general in charge of the Colorado-based Air Force Space Command, told the paper. Air Force Space Command is tasked with both protecting Us satellites from attack or disruption and maintaining an offensive capability againstÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
May 19, 2005
The Air Force believes "we must establish and maintain space superiority," Gen. Lance Lord, who leads the Air Force Space Command, told Congress recently. "Simply put ... "This is the type of prompt Global Strike I have identified as a top priority for our space and missile force," General Lord said. The AirÃâÃÂ ...
October 9, 2004
Air Force Gen. Lance Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command. Lord said the next step is for the consortium to assess the current state of space-related education to determine what is currently available and where expansion is needed. Once that job is completed -- sometime in January is the currentÃâÃÂ ...