IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement from Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson on the Delivery of the Legislative Proposal to Congress for the U.S. Space Force


The Pentagon announced today the delivery of the legislative proposal to Congress on the establishment of the Space Force.


Attributed to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan: 

"This is an historic moment for our nation. The Department of Defense's legislative proposal to establish the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces is a strategic step towards securing America's vital national interests in space. Our approach follows President Trump’s bold vision for space and commits resources to deliver more capability faster, ensuring the United States can compete, deter, and, if needed, win in a complex domain."

Attributed to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson:

“We will continue to be the best in the world at space and establishing a dedicated space force strengthens our ability to deter, compete and win in space.”