Abort The Space Corps On The Launchpad « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein really don’t like it. Congress appears split, with the House Armed Services Committee pushing hard for it and the Senate Armed Services Committee essentially going, really?! And Defense Secretary Jim Mattis came out yesterday against the idea, a specific provision in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act. Here’s an independent voice, albeit a Republican one, speaking on the idea of a Space Corps. Mackenzie Eaglen, a member of the Breaking Defense Board of Contributors, is a top defense expert who works at the American Enterprise Institute. Read on! The Editor. The recent proposal in Congress to create a new military service—the Space Corps—conjures visions of space marines and battlestars. Considering the all-encompassing duties of this service as outlined in the bill, illustrators could be forgiven for their hyperboles. Contrary to its supporters’ claims, this is not akin to the establishment of the Marine Corps— which (similarly to the Navy) is commanded by a four-star officer serving on the Joint Chiefs, and reporting to the Secretary of the Navy. While the Marine Corps

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