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Letter: Space Force would create another layer of bureaucracy

While there is certainly a need for our country to guard against hostile space technology, the “Space Force” suggested by Mr. Donald Trump is a bad idea. There is no need to establish a separate service branch to deal with the threat, adding this task to the Air Force’s list of responsibilities makes much more sense.

The various branches of the military already have difficulties communicating with each other and adding another branch will make it tougher still. Having another military branch staffed with personnel hand-picked by this administration should scare the hell out of our citizenry. The established branches have career officers sworn to protect and defend the United States of America. That provides some safeguards against abuse of power. Would the Space Force somehow change to a Space Service (SS)? Congress needs to act to stop this now.

Jim Rudnicki

Lakeview

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