Thirty some years after the end of the Cold War, missiles remain a threat to United States. And now space, where most crucial military communications occur, has become a contested domain. For an update on how the military deals with these threats, I spoke with the deputy to the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command at his office within Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Alabama. Richard De Fatta is a retired Army colonel, now the senior civilian executive at SMDC. We started with where the command fits into the military org chart.