AFA POSITION ON THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPACE FORCE
The major elements of the Administration actions regarding Department of Defense (DOD) national security space include the following:
Creation of a new unified combatant command, the U.S. Space Command “to lead the use of space assets in warfighting and accelerate integration of space capabilities into other warfighting forces.” AFA ENDORSES the establishment of U.S. Space Command.
Proposal for Congress in the 2020 Budget to create the U.S. Space Force as the sixth armed service under the Department of the Air Force as a separate armed force analogous to the U.S. Marine Corps. AFA OPPOSES the establishment of the U.S. Space Force.
Creation of a Space Development Agency (SDA) “to develop and field space capabilities at speed and scale.” AFA OPPOSES the establishment of the Space Development Agency.