The new Space Force is here! The new Space Force is here!
Sure, we’re paraphrasing one of many worthy quotes from “The Jerk.” And our response is the same as the scripted response in that movie:
“Well, we wish we could get so excited about nothing.”
To be clear, there are some good things in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), such as a pay raise for service members and paid parental leave for Federal workers. But the creation of the Space Force is the headliner, and, frankly, the only news about that topic is that there’s no real news (in the short-term).
What can we expect from the newly-established Space Force?
- Consolidation of USAF activities, though no indication of how/when/if other services branches (Army, Navy, USMC, SMC) will fold in their space professionals.
- We view it as highly unlikely that IC (intelligence community) space activities join the Space Force