07 Aug '18, 8pm

Mattis supportive of new combatant command for space operations

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to have reversed course on his previous stance against a Space Force , telling reporters on Tuesday that the Defense Department is supportive of establishing a new combatant command for space . “We need to address space as a developing war fighting domain and a combatant command is certainly one thing that we can we can establish. This is a process we’re in,” Mattis said on the steps of the Pentagon before an honor cordon to welcome the U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson. “We are in complete alignment with the president’s concern about protecting our assets in space to contribute to our security to our economy and we’re going to have to address it as other countries show a capability to attack those assets," he added. Mattis’ comments appear to align with a recent Defense One report stating that the Defense ...

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