Pentagon's Space Force proposal lacks substance, House lawmakers say

May 20, 2019 at 1:57 PM
House appropriators say the Defense Department's case to create a Space Force lacks substance and suggest in a draft of the fiscal year 2020 defense funding bill that the Pentagon can improve the military space enterprise without creating a separate service. The House Appropriations Committee released its draft of the legislation today, and proposed cutting about $57 million from the Air Force's $72 million FY-20 budget to stand up the new service. "While the committee appreciates the intent of the...

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