House panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps

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While the media concentrates on some minor celebrity news anchor’s possible bleeding facelift, the United States House of Representatives just made a historic recommendation that will be one of the most important US military developments that may occur during this century.

Via FederalNewsRadio.com: House panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps

As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s current space missions.

You could be forgiven if you haven’t been closely following the debate about creating the nation’s first new military service since 1947. Several members of the panel said they themselves were blindsided by the proposal, and staged an unsuccessful effort to block the change until it could be studied further — or at least until the full committee had held at least one hearing on the subject.

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