The recently established United States Space Force is widely considered to be the brainchild of President Donald Trump, which has subsequently aroused suspicion, if not outright opposition, by those believing it to be a grandiose vanity project with no genuine national security significance.
However, the first proposal for a Space Force dates back to a bipartisan "Space Commission" established during the Clinton administration that delivered a detailed report on January 11, 2001, recommending a new military space service to be called "Space Corps".
The chief goal of the Space Corps would be to prevent a future "Space Pearl Harbor".
On September 10, 2001, Rumsfeld appeared on live television, saying that the Pentagon could not account for 2.3 trillion dollars in the fiscal year 1999. This was money that could not be tracked by the Pentagon Inspector General, who had described similar anomalies with the Pentagon budget in 1998 and 2000.
The missing 2.3 trillion dollars probably were used to finance a black budget space program.
This is an audio version of an article published on Exopolitics.org on October 1, 2020, and is narrated by the author Michael Salla, Ph.D.
For links and references go to: https://exopolitics.org/was-space-force-delayed-nearly-20-years-to-facilitate-a-space-pearl-harbor/