BRASILIA, Brazil | Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

12Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BRASILIA, Brazil— U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space.

Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon’s space problem is before recommending a way to fix it.

“I was not against setting up a space force,” he told reporters flying with him to Brazil to begin his first tour of South America as defense secretary.

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