The Pentagon is #TeamSpaceForce Now, How About Congress?
Sean O’Keefe, University Professor at the Maxwell School, was quoted in the Vox article “The Pentagon is giving Trump his Space Force. Congress may take it away.”
President Trump is a strong activist for his Space Force, a military based to protect American satellites and more. After months of advocating for his force, The Pentagon has finally said yes. However, there’s one more step, getting the “say so” from Congress.
Many believe this is the solution to the threats from China and Russia, but there are many who disagree with this theory. Sean O’Keefe, a former NASA leader and Navy secretary, thinks creating a brand new branch of the military is not the right way to go.
“This is a solution in search of a problem,” he says. O’Keefe thinks the Air Force is already doing a fine job protecting space — even if it does privilege earthbound pilots. Creating a Space Force would just add another layer of bureaucracy to an already massive organization: the Pentagon he finishes.