"Creation of a separate military service as a ‘Space Force’ is a solution in search of a problem," says Sean O’Keefe, University Professor and Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership. "There’s no reason to believe that space-related programs would fare any better than they do today under the U.S. Air Force recognizance."
"This is obviously a really dynamic area of the law," says William C. Banks, professor of public administration and international affairs. "It’s a rapidly changing area of policy and law in states. It’s challenging for legislatures to keep up with the changes in technology — what you can do with your telephone or your gadget that’s hardly visible."
"We’ve built entire infrastructures with particular temperatures in mind," says Matthew Huber, associate professor of geography. "When temperatures get really high, we don’t have the material capacity to deal with that."
"You can't get in the way or do anything to impede an investigation that has already been launched and if you do you may suffer criminal penalties,” says William C. Banks, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
In the current charged political environment, a national commission might be the only path to a new approach acceptable to both parties. “Trump couldn’t stand in the way of that” if Congress moves in that direction, says William C. Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.