Space Force to Continue, White House Confirms

Clay Curtis
February 4, 2021

However, many have reportedly expressed worries this could lead Psaki to skipping over reporters who have unfavorable questions during press briefings.

At issue was an exchange in which Psaki was asked if President Joe Biden has "made a decision on keeping, or keeping the scope of, Space Force?", and the press secretary said, with a laugh, "Wow". She did not elaborate.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for a second consecutive day had to answer questions on the U.S. Space Force at her daily briefing.

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Psaki replied that "They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration", and pointed out that Congress created the Space Force, and would be responsible for any changes in its status. "I will find out and see if we have any update on that".

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Joy Behar and her co-hosts at "The View" say President Biden's team is exclusively focused on avoiding "spin" and speaking "truth" when it requests press questions in advance.

In response to Psaki's remarks, Rogers said in a statement, according to Politico, "It's concerning to see the Biden administration's press secretary blatantly diminish an entire branch of our military as the punchline of a joke, which I'm sure China would find amusing". But what more disturbed me was, today, after she had been informed that it was a serious branch of the military dealing with a serious threat, she couldn't bring herself to say: 'I made a mistake, ' " Rogers said.

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) similarly said, "This is just another example of the Biden administration not taking China seriously while demeaning the incredible work of Space Force personnel".

Space experts - including Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation - told Defense News in January that the Biden administration will likely retain the Space Force. "I see the value of this force each and every day, and I'm happy to talk to anybody about the great work [it's doing]".

The White House said on Tuesday it would look into whether it can make visitor logs from former President Donald Trump's administration public, a move that will be in line with the Biden administration's vow to release its own records.

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