Space Force expected to live on past Trump era

Space Force expected to live on past Trump era

BY REBECCA KHEEL – 12/19/20 09:31 AM EST 2342

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Space Force expected to live on past Trump era

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President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse or review many of President Trump’s changes at the Pentagon, but one of Trump’s signature achievements is expected to live on: the Space Force.

The service has been a punchline for late-night comedians since Trump first began talking about it and even inspired a Netflix satire. Some progressive groups have called for Biden to abolish what they consider a wasteful flight of Trump’s fancy.

Neither Biden nor his team have detailed his plans for the military service, and the transition did not respond to requests for comment from The Hill.

But getting rid of the Space Force would take an act of Congress, where it enjoys bipartisan support among lawmakers who view the new branch as integral to ensuring the military puts enough focus on space to count

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