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Senators skeptical of need for a Space Force
Posted: Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 10:33 AM ET (1433 GMT)
A Senate hearing showed that there remains considerable skepticism about the need for a Space Force. During a Thursday hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee, several members from both parties said they deeply skeptical of the Pentagon's Space Force proposal, and the testimony from the witnesses did not appear to sway their judgement. They argued that it appeared that the Air Force was doing a good job managing space, undermining the administration's argument that space needed a separate force. They also opposed the part of the proposal that seeks congressional authorization to set up a new civilian personnel system exclusive to the Space Force that would be exempted from the statutory rules and protections applicable to most other federal employees.
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