Space is the “next battlefield,” Vice President Mike Pence said this week. CQ editor Patrick B. Pexton talks with reporter Andrew Clevenger about
all the steps needed to create the Space Force. The biggest challenge?
A just-passed, two-year defense authorization bill that’s on the president’s desk awaiting his signature. That bill has no extra funds for such an
ambitious enterprise that critics say isn’t even necessary to protect
the U.S. from space-based threats.