0
$0.00
Cart
X

Your Cart

Breaking Defense

/

space command

Space Command More Important Than Space Force: CSAF Goldfein; Trump Signs SPD-4

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The first concrete step to creating an independent force of trained and equipped space warriors occurred today — but that’s not the most important step on space the nation should take, the Air Force Chief of Staff said today. Setting up Space Command, so the US can more effectively fight any war that involves space assets,… Keep reading →

read entire article

Trump Will Nominate SecDef: SASC Chair Inhofe

Posted by Colin Clark on


“We need to have a secretary of defense; we’ve always had one, so I anticipate we will,” Inhofe told the Defense Writers Group, directly contradicting Trump’s predilection for acting officials. “I think he’s going to nominate someone.”

read entire article

What Would Space Force FIX? No One Would Notice Its Disappearance

Posted by Bob Butterworth on


Born as what most thought was a joke in March 2018, President Trump’s Space Force had by June become a White House directive to the Pentagon. Since then the Trump Administration has been considering possible variants in the Force’s subordination, authorities, size, and budget, while Acting SecDef Shanahan has already created a working group to… Keep reading →

read entire article

‘Thousands’ More Troops To US Border, But Colombia Deployment Unclear: Shanahan

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Shanahan spent much of his first formal (albeit off-camera) Pentagon pressroom briefing as SecDef emphasizing continuity with his ousted predecessor, Gen. Jim Mattis. He made a point of praising Mattis’s National Defense Strategy, America’s allies, and even the press – not exactly favorites of President Donald Trump.

read entire article

Space Force Will Have Seat On Joint Chiefs, Not Full Independence; Costs TBD

Posted by Paul McLeary on


PENTAGON: The Air Force has eked out a victory in the Pentagon’s latest proposal for a Space Force. While many in the Air Force would prefer to keep their current preeminent role in space operations and not create a new service at all, the current plan — to be submitted by year’s end for inclusion… Keep reading →

read entire article

New Space Force Costs Could Be Same As A Couple Of F-35s

Posted by Paul McLeary on


While standing up a new Space Force would likely run between $11 billion and $21 billion per year, the vast majority of that money — 96 percent — is already being spent by the Pentagon to run space operations, according to an analysis released Monday by budget expert Todd Harrison at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

read entire article

Pentagon Fails 1st Audit, Space Force Price Plunges: DepSecDef Shanahan

Posted by Colin Clark on


“We failed the audit. We never expected to pass it,” Pat Shanahan said. But at least the Space Force will cost less than half of the Air Force’s estimate.

read entire article

Why We Need A Space Force: CSIS’s Todd Harrison

Posted by Todd Harrison on


Space Corps? Space Force? Space Command? Ever since Rep. Mike Rogers put the Space Corps cat amongst the Air Force pigeons in April last year, debate has raged within the Air Force, the wider space enterprise, Congress and across the four services about just what must be done. President Trump glommed onto the idea and… Keep reading →

read entire article

DoD Scrambles To Write Space Doctrine As Space Command Plan Takes Shape

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian said Wednesday that the final figure for a Space Force is unclear and is far from a done deal, even though the Air Force recently threw out a figure of $13 billion. “The final answer won’t happen this month or next month,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told a small group of reporters.

read entire article

Pentagon’s No. 2 Says Internal Battles Over Space Force Are Healthy

Posted by Paul McLeary on


After an Air Force memo pushing back on some of Deputy Secretary of Defense Partrick Shanahan’s early plans for the Space Force hit the streets this week, Shanahan sought to smooth things over.

read entire article