Satnews Daily
September 18th, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Counters Space Force Proposals

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, has countered several Space Force proposals that have been championed by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. In a feature story by Wilson has stood up regarding the Pentagon’s new Space Force that will cost nearly $13 billion over five years, according to U.S. Air Force estimates, according to Defense One.

That estimate is included in a September 14 memo from Wilson to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. In the 16-page memo, Wilson lays out her own plan for standing up the new branch of the U.S. military championed by President Trump. She also pushes back on various aspects of Shanahan’s Space Force plan. In particular, Wilson argues against the proposal to create a Space Development Agency to oversee satellite acquisition and to establish a new top-level position in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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