The US Air Force currently has a Space Command…..
Trump rolled out his idea of a separate branch of the US Military around the time the Russians fronted a “space force’….
The cost of Trump’s dream is a LOT of money that could probably be used elsewhere….Especially with a ever growing budget deficit….
I honestly do NOT see how Congress can go along with this…..
Senior defense officials remain far apart in their estimates of how much it would to create the Space Force military branch championed by President Trump.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday told reporters at the Pentagon that it would cost “single digit, not a double-digit” billions of dollars. “It might be lower than $5” billion, he said.
About two hours later, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson defended her service’s far higher estimate. In September, she estimated that standing up a Space Force and a new combatant command for space warfare would cost about $13 billion over five years. (Shanahan did not specify the timeframe for his $5 billion estimate on Thursday.)…..