Do We Need a Space Force? That Depends on Our Answers to These Legal and Strategic Questions

August 12, 2018

The current plan for reorganizing the Pentagon’s space acquisition efforts and operations  U.S. consists of four components: (1) forming a new combatant command, (2) pulling together a new warfighting community for space operations from all the other service branches, (3) creating a new joint agency to procure satellites for the military, and if everything goes well, ask Congress to (4) stand up “an entirely new branch of the military with services and support functions such as financial management and facilities construction.”