Failure to launch: Congress committee approves partial funding for Space Force
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has rejected a plan that would fully fund the sixth branch of the military, known as “Space Force.”
In the 2020 budget proposal, the Committee claimed the proposal “leaves many unanswered questions and lacks important details and supporting analysis to justify the proposed size, scope, cost, roles, and authorities for the new military service,”
While the $72.4 million plan was rejected, $15 million was greenlit to “study and redefine plans for the potential establishment of a “Space Force.”
According to Defense One, the budget was reviewed on Tuesday, and also contained a measure to approve $70 million to fund the U.S. Space Command.
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