U.S. Vice Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff Says U.S. Space Force Is 'On Solid Ground'
Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy Sept. 8, 2020. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Gen. John Hyten said space is "is critical to everything we do" and the Space Force plays an important role protecting U.S. assets
WASHINGTON — What does a change in administration mean for the U.S. Space Force? “I get that question a lot,” Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Jan. 22.
President Biden is not expected to make abrupt changes to U.S. national security programs but there is particular uncertainty surrounding the Space Force because it was so actively championed by the Trump administration.
Speaking on Friday at a National Security Space Association online event, Hyten said he had not yet spoken with President Biden or Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about the Space Force.
WNU Editor: Gen. John Hyten is in the position to know.