Considering a “Space Force,” & More from CRS

08.21.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Congressional Research Service says that, as a constitutional matter, it will be up to Congress to determine whether and how to reorganize the management of US national security assets in space, and whether to establish a new “space force,” as the Trump Administration has proposed.

“The constitutional framework appears to contemplate that the role of establishing, organizing, regulating, and providing resources for the Armed Forces belongs to Congress, while the President is in charge of commanding the forces Congress has established using the funds Congress has provided,” CRS said in a new publication. See Toward the Creation of a U.S. “Space Force”, CRS In Focus, August 16, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Hazing in the Armed Forces, CRS In Focus, August 9, 2018

Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Research Efforts in the Military, CRS In Focus, August 17, 2018

Election Security: Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections, CRS Insight, August 16, 2018

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee, updated August 14, 2018

IRS Will No Longer Require Disclosure of Certain Nonprofit Donor Information, CRS Legal Sidebar, August 14, 2018

Can the President Pardon Contempt of Court? Probably Yes, CRS Legal Sidebar, August 10, 2018

Overview of U.S.-South Korea Agricultural Trade, August 8, 2018

Proposed U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations: Hitting Pause on a Trade War?, CRS Insight, August 9, 2018

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in the United States, updated August 9, 2018

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), updated August 9, 2018

Strange Occurrences Highlight Insider Threat to Aviation Security, CRS Insight, August 14, 2018