Armed Forces News

Key lawmakers from both parties issued a joint statement Aug. 9, offering support for President Trump’s plan to establish a separate space force.
“We have been warning for years of the need to protect our space assets and to develop more capable space systems. We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength,” said Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., the chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. We … look forward to the establishment of a much-needed independent Space Force, as called for by President Trump.”
In a bit of a divergence from conventional protocol, Rogers and Cooper issued the statement on the House Democrats’ web page – rather than the majority Republicans’.