‘It’s Just Hard to Understand’: Head of US Space Force Complains Not Many Realize Its Purpose

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Ever since former President Trump started talking about it early on during his time in office, the Space Force has gained the attention of many Americans, while lawmakers in both parties see it as integral to ensuring that the military gives space the priority it requires in order to fight China and Russia.

The Chief of Space Operations General Jay Raymond said that there might be a public relations issue with the newest military branch, as the relation between what the Space Force does and how it affects US people is difficult to understand, the Hill reported Wednesday.

“Space doesn’t have a mother. You can’t reach out and hug a satellite, you can’t see it, you can’t touch it. It’s hard to have that connection if it’s 22,300 miles above your head,” Raymond is quoted by the outlet as saying. “But there is a very, very, very strong connection between those capabilities and our way of life.”

“Wow, Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” she replied. “It is an interesting question. I am happy to check with our Space Force point of contact. I’m not sure who that is. I will find out and see if they have any update on that.”

After Republicans accused her of making fun of the military, Psaki said the administration would continue to work on the Space Force and welcomed service leaders “to come visit us in the briefing room anytime to share an update on their important work.”

Although the communication…

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