Rogers, Cooper: Trump's support elevated Space Force debate, brought DOD in line

December 11, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Two of the House Armed Services Committee's biggest Space Force proponents told reporters today that while the idea for establishing a sixth branch of the military to focus on space warfighting did not originate with President Trump, the administration's support did help elevate the effort and secure backing in the Senate. Lawmakers this week released a compromise defense policy bill that would authorize the Defense Department to create a Space Force within the Air Force. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-AL) and...

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