A Space Force would be a huge drain on American resources, offering few solid benefits, argues David Axe of The Daily Beast. The Air Force is already in charge of maneuvers in space, possessing spacecraft and rockets, while also tracking the country’s satellites. Creating a new branch for this purpose would likely raise bureaucratic costs for a service that the Army and Navy will need to use as well. Such government branches tend to operate in self-interest, absorbing huge amounts of taxpayer money. Already, officials have started to try to justify the need for programs that involve space, which would require more funds for the military.
Critics of the proposed Space Force misunderstand that rapidly advancing human technology has created the need for such a branch of the military, writes Noah Rothman of the New York Post. In 2017, the National Intelligence Director said that Russia and China have strategies, which involve attacking America’s vital satellite systems. Doing so successfully would eliminate much military and civilian communications. The creation of a Space Force would promote US dominance in space, which is necessary to ensure national safety. It is important to do so before other major powers do, as this could give them a significant advantage over America. (go to NY post link)