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80 Ohio St. L.J. Online 1 (2019)

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OHIO STATE LAW JO URNAL ONLINE


       In  Defense   of the Space   Force:   Why   the
 Goldwater-Nichols Act Supports an Independent
            and   Co-Equal Military Branch

                     S. MATTHEW KRSACOK*

                     TABLE  OF CONTENTS

I.   IN TR O D U C T IO N  ................................................................................ 1
II.  THE GOLDWATER-NICHOLS   DEFENSE REORGANIZATION ACT  AND
     THE EMERGENCE  OF THE MODERN MILITARY ADMINISTRATIVE
     S TR U C TU R E .................................................................................. 5
     A. The Modern Structure of the United States Armed Forces.......5
     B. Military Organizational Failures Leading up to Goldwater-
        N ich o ls  ................................................................................ . . 8
     C. Effect of the Goldwater-Nichols Act .......................................11
III. THE SPACE FORCE PROPOSALS AND THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL
     AUTHORITY  ...................................................................................14
     A. How  to Create a Space Force .................................................15
     B. Space Force Proposals ...........................................................18
        1. Consolidation of Existing Space Resources..................18
        2. Creation of a Unified Combatant Command....................19
        3. Space Policy Directive-4 a.k.a. the Space Corps
           Model ................................................................................20
        4. The Original Proposal a.k.a. the Space Force
           M odel......................................................................... . . 2 1
IV.  THE VALUES AND LESSONS OF GOLDWATER-NICHOLS   SUPPORT
     AN INDEPENDENT AND CO-EQUAL  SPACE FORCE ..........................22
     A. Organizational Clarity and Clear Responsibilities ................23
     B. Enhanced Civilian Control .....................................................26
     C. Ending Service Parochialism..................................................28
V.   CONCLUSION..................................................................................31

                        I. INTRODUCTION

   When  President Donald J. Trump proposed a separate, but equal sixth
branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, his proposal was
met with little enthusiasm.1 Even setting aside the President's unfortunate use


     Executive Editor, Ohio State Law Journal. Thank you to all the Ohio State Law
Journal editors who have made my law journal experience so rewarding, especially Kaela


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