Biden Is Keeping Space Force

President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House. Credit @POTUS

President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House. Credit @POTUS

"This idea that the White House is inquiring of reporters what's on their minds and maybe sort of what direction their questions are going in, how much of this do you think is nefarious and how much of this do you think is simply click-bait on the part of the Daily Beast?"

At the press briefing on Wednesday, Psaki said that the U.S. administration fully supports the Space Force and has no plan to revisit the decision to establish it. She did not elaborate.

Fox News White House correspondent Kristin Fisher asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki if she would apologize for remarks she made when she was asked about Space Force during Tuesday's briefing.

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The announcement marks the first time the Biden administration has said that the military branch established under former President Donald Trump will continue its work. "I see the value of this force each and every day and I'm happy to talk to anybody about the great work that we're doing".

"Wow. Space Force. It's the plane of today", Psaki responded sarcastically, referring to a question she answered two weeks ago about Air Force One, which Trump sought to redesign during his presidency.

Throughout her short time as press secretary, Psaki has been criticized by many conservative commentators for avoiding to give direct answers to questions on multiple occasions.

During a video call with reporters on Wednesday, the chief of space operations Gen. John Raymond was asked to comment on Psaki's invitation. "I was glad to see her acknowledge what I already knew, and the administration has said before - that is, they're fully supportive of the Space Force and [know] its worth". "We need the professionals, @SpaceForceDoD, to keep Americans safe".

"They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration, and we are not revisiting the decision to establish the Space Force", Psaki said during a press briefing.

"At this point we have spent thousands and thousands of hours and years of effort to create this new bureaucracy in the hope that it will address these challenges", Weeden said. The Pentagon identified China and Russian Federation as its most immediate threats.

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