Brooks Supports Trump Administration Efforts to Stand Up Space Force
Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) expressed support for the Trump Administration’s efforts to stand up Space Force as a sixth branch of the military following Vice President Mike Pence’s speech on Space Force at the Pentagon.
Brooks said, “America’s military relies heavily on its space assets to secure our homeland against potential attackers. In this age of highly advanced weaponry, many of our most lethal and crucial weapons systems depend on global positioning satellites to function properly, and Chinese and Russian anti-satellite weaponry threaten those assets. For this reason, a dedicated Space Force is critical to protecting America’s national security interests and freedoms against those who would destroy them.”
Brooks continued, “As a member of the House Armed Services Committee who has supported Space Force for years, I am pleased President Trump has aggressively pursued establishing Space Force as a sixth branch of the military. Vice-President Mike Pence today detailing the dire need for Space Force and describing what the Pentagon needs from Congress to stand up Space Force in the coming years is a welcome step in this process. Going forward, I’m committed to working with the President, my colleagues, and the Pentagon to ensure Space Force is adequately funded and equipped.”