A sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government (US and international) related space news and resource items that I found of interest:

Webcasts:

**  #30: Space Force: Out of This World or The Future of Global Engagement? by What in the World? | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Houston, do we have a problem? President Trump announced the establishment of Space Force in February. Skeptics have asked, what could we possibly need a space military for when we haven’t found aliens to fight and what’s the difference between NASA and Space Force?. Guest experts, Victoria Samson and Krystal Wilson, discuss space security, space technology’s beneficial values, and the plans behind President Trump’s Space Force.

** Ep 101 | Can Space Force Stop Somali Rocket Pirates? | Guest: Anthony Colangelo – Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton – Omny.fm

Is a U.S. Space Force an inevitable step to protecting satellites and commercial space activities, or just an expensive exercise in shuffling Pentagon bureaucracies? Military and aerospace expert Anthony Colangelo joins Heaton to sort things out.

** The Space Show – Sun, 04/14/2019Jay Wittner talked about “Integrated Space Plan, human spaceflight development now and into the future, [and] why The Space Plan and human spaceflight is essential”.

** April 16, 2019 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast | Behind The Black

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