Business Insider | August 10, 2018
By John Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump’s call for the Department of Defense to create a new branch of the military dubbed the “Space Force” continues to face opposition from former and current military officials.
The latest example came from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, who on Friday said Trump essentially “raffled off” the Space Force and called on Congress “sort this out.”
“71 years ago today, the Department of Defense was established after extensive study with a clear mission codified in legislation,” Dempsey tweeted. “Yesterday, the Space Force was raffled off. However, the Congress is responsible for ‘raising and sustaining’ the military. They must sort this out.”