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, Federal Drive host Tom Temin travelled to Huntsville, Alabama to speak with with the deputy to the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) Richard De Fatta. The retired Army colonel is now the senior civilian executive at SMDC. The conversation began with where the command fits into the military organizational chart.