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Barrett points to recent activities as a clear example for why the U.S. Space Force is needed

Unlike the Cold War, when space was primarily the sole province of the United States and the Soviet Union, today “many European nations plus Japan, China and India and more than 40 countries are spacefaring with satellites, probes, and sometimes human travelers.

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett answers an Airman's question about joining U.S. Space Force during a forum, March 10, 2020, hosted by the Mitchell Institute think tank at the Reserve Officers Association Building, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

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