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Head Of Air Force Space Command Says He Was Pressured By White House

September 20, 2011 by  

The revelations from General Shelton come at a time when the White House has been under scrutiny for pushing certain projects through, despite their lack of merit.General William Shelton, the head of the Air Force Space Command, told members of the House in a classified meeting that he was pressured to change Congressional testimony, Fox News reported.

The General was reportedly pressured to change his testimony in a way that would favor a large company funded by Philip Falcone, a man who is a major Democratic donor. Republicans have questioned whether LightSquared, the company involved with the project, has been unduly expedited by the President Barack Obama Administration, according to the news outlet.

A source familiar with the technology told Fox News about the potential defects in the LightSquared system.

“Imagine trying to have a telephone conversation while your neighbors are hosting a rock concert,” said the source. “That’s the situation the military is facing.”

The revelations from General Shelton come at a time when the White House has been under scrutiny for pushing certain projects through, despite their lack of merit. Operation Fast and Furious, a program that inadvertently promoted illegal arms smuggling, was recently exposed along with the loan guarantees for Solyndra, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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