Space Forced Out: Air Force Chief May Be Booted For Space Force Opposition

October 5, 2018 8:51 a.m.

President Donald Trump is mulling firing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson after the midterms due to her opposition to Space Force, a new military operation Trump wants to set up to defend space, according to a Thursday Foreign Policy report.

Trump reportedly sees Wilson as trying to undermine his plan from behind the scenes.

“Some senior officials know how to disagree with [the President] without being disagreeable to him. Heather Wilson hasn’t managed to do that,” an administration official told Foreign Policy. “Her opposition to the Space Force has grated on him and I think he permanently sees her as troublesome and ineffective now.”

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