Pentagon leaders were dutifully double-timing toward a new military branch. Then they got new marching orders.
For months, Pentagon officials have been rushing to prepare plans for an independent Space Force, a sixth branch of the military ordered up by President Trump. But since Oct. 26, they have been marching to new White House orders: go back and look at different ways to reorganize the military’s space operations.
One of the four new options is an old one, defense officials said: a space corps that would be part of the Air Force, the way the Marine Corps is part of the Department of the Navy. The proposed structure is similar to a bipartisan proposal that passed in the House but failed in the Senate last year.
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Clipping the Wings of Trump’s Space Force? — Fiscal Times
White House is considering alternatives to an independent Space Force — Military Times
‘Space Force’ May Be Hobbled Before Liftoff — Popular Mechanics
Space Force: Trump’s plan for separate military branch thrown into doubt — The Independent
Maybe the Space Force won’t be a separate department after all — ABC News
The White House is unsure about Trump’s idea of a separate Space Force — Business Insider
Space Force: To Stand Alone or Not to Stand Alone — VOA
Trump going for full-blown Space Force, White House memo reveals — Politico
US May Scrap Plans for Independent Space Force – Reports — Sputnik