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Trump's Space Force would cost $13 Billion over 5 years: Air Force document

Key Points
  • An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years.
  • Creation of Space Force as a separate military service will require congressional approval.
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Air Force Sec. Wilson: Space Force could cost $13 billion over 5 years

An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years.

The estimate is made in a memo written by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. She proposes pushing ahead with the transition to a Space Force whose main focus would be competition with Russia and China.

Creation of Space Force as a separate military service will require congressional approval.

A copy of the Sept. 14 Air Force memo was obtained by The Associated Press.

The memo says the first-year cost of a Space Force would be $3.3 billion, and the cost over five years would be an estimated $12.9 billion.

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