USA—Legislative Provision Hinders Launch Of Space Command

Defense One | 03/04/2019

Language in the 2019 defense authorization act is preventing the Pentagon from moving forward with a new combatant command, reports Defense One. The defense act mandates that the U.S. Space Command be subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command, in opposition to the administration's plan to launch it as a unified, independent command. President Donald Trump and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan have urged congress to promptly remove the requirement. In a letter to the chairman of...

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