14 Mar '18, 8pm

After Trump Comments, Air Force Punts Again on Space Force

After Trump Comments, Air Force Punts Again on Space Force

President Donald Trump's proposed idea of a Space Force has lawmakers on Capitol Hill once again asking the U.S. Air Force if a separate space unit in the Pentagon is feasible. During a House Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing Wednesday, lawmakers asked the Air Force's top general and top civilian why the idea was shot down before and what the stipulations would be if it is resurrected. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson instead outlined how the service's space budget propels the Pentagon's mission forward against emerging threats such as Russia and China, who may not be coming into the domain in a peaceful way. "As the president said yesterday, the new National Defense Strategy for space recognizes that space is a warfighting domain. We appreciate the president and the vice president's leadership on space," Wilson said, alongside Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dav...

Full article: https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/14/after-trump-c...

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