Reference News Network reported on March 5 that the U.S. Department of Defense said it had submitted proposals to Congress aimed at establishing a space force.
According to a report on the website of the Japan Broadcasting Association on March 3, the U.S. Department of Defense has revealed that the U.S. military plans to establish a space force command headquarters of about 200 people in the mid-2020 fiscal year starting in October this year, and expand it to about 15,000 people in five years. The cost of five years is $2 billion. If approved by Congress, this would be the first time that the U.S. military has established a new service since the Air Force was established in 1947. The Space Force will have the same status as the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
In a statement issued by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Shanahan, emphasizing the significance of the Space Force, he said: This is a strategic step to safeguard national interests in space. We will enable the United States to compete in this area and win when needed.
Reported that the United States has a deep-rooted cautious opinion on this, that this may lead to a surge in the defense budget. Therefore, it is not clear whether the proposal to establish a space force will be approved by Congress.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yang Yi_NBJ10647