Does the Pentagon really have to create its space troops?

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) – The $ 13 billion that the United States wants to spend over the next five years to create space troops is undervalued, military analyst Jack Keane told Fox News.

The Pentagon has underestimated the amount of $ 13 billion (more than $ 11 billion) that Space Forces will cost the country’s budget for the first five years of their existence, Fox News channel Jack Keane told AFP. General American four-star retired.

“First of all, most of these figures are apparently undervalued. Listen, I worked for 38 years for the Pentagon, it’s an undervalued amount, “he said before admitting that the idea of ​​creating such troops was bad.

Asked whether the United States needed it, the general stressed that space should remain the priority area of ​​the Pentagon but that it should not be a separate branch.

“Space must be a priority. Internal bureaucratic problems prevented us from giving it the necessary resources and attention. But, for that, one should not set up a department with its own organ of control, secretaries and vice-secretaries. If they are troops, they must announce a recruitment to have manpower. They must have a teaching system. Everything I have described already exists in the relevant departments. And they should be allowed to take care of their business, but establish an operational command of Space Forces with four-star generals at their head,” said Keane.

As an example, the general referred to special operations forces that were not detached as separate troops but only received their own operations command. While for recruitment and training are responsible for other departments of the Pentagon.

“We do not need extra expenses!” He said at the end of the interview.

On June 18, Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to create a Space Force as a new independent branch of the country’s Armed Forces. According to him, the United States is determined to gain leadership in space and do not plan to “hang out” behind Russia and China.