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Saltzman tapped to lead Space Force

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President Biden has nominated Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to be the next chief of space operations, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, he would become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Space Force’s top officer as the service tackles major challenges such as defending U.S. space assets against threats posed by advanced adversaries; acquiring new communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities; and…