Midterms could crash Trump’s Space Force on the launch pad

Defense News: President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to start work on a new, sixth military service dedicated to space, but that seems unlikely if Democrats take the House in midterms on Tuesday.

On the flip side, two key Space Force opponents on Capitol Hill are facing tough battles to hold onto their seats: Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, of Florida, and Republican Rep. Mike Coffman, of Colorado.

“I’m going to take the administration on for space force,” Coffman, chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, told the newspaper Westworld last month.

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