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Unformatted text preview: local economy is far more diversified today, nearly half the jobs in Colorado Springs still depend upon military spending.
During the 1990s, while major bases were being shut down across the country, new facilities kept opening in Colorado Springs. Much of the
Star Wars antimissile defense system is being designed and tested at Schriever Air Force Base, a dozen miles east of the city. And Peterson Air
Force Base now houses one of America’s newest and most high-tech units — the Space Command. It launches, operates, and defends
America’s military satellites. It tests, maintains, and upgrades the nation’s ballistic missiles. And it guides research on exotic space-based
weaponry to attack enemy satellites, aircraft, and even targets on the ground. Officers at the Space Command believe that before long the
United States will fight its first war in space. Should that day ever come, Colorado Springs will be at the center of the action. The motto of a
local air force unit promises a new kind of American firepower: “In Your Face from Outer Space.”
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08