Space Farce? The Challenges of Creating a New Military Department in Just 2 Years: Podcast

CQ on Congress, Episode 115

Vice President Mike Pence warned China to avoid meddling in "America's democracy" in a speech Thursday that likely will further chill relations with the Asian power. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Vice President Mike Pence warned China to avoid meddling in "America's democracy" in a speech Thursday that likely will further chill relations with the Asian power. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Posted August 10, 2018 at 2:48pm

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.

Show Notes:
3 Takeaways From the Pence ‘Space Force’ Sales Pitch
Trump’s Space Force Order Would Need Congressional Action
As Trump Looks to Outer Space, Senate Dems Put In a Word for Earth

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