Trump Wants To Create Sixth Military Branch 'Space Force'

Trump Wants To Create Sixth Military Branch 'Space Force'”

This is not the first time that Trump has mentioned a specific military branch or "space force" dedicated to space. He tweeted: "The president told a U.S. general to create a new Space Force as 6th branch of military today, which generals tell me they don't want".

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will direct the Defense Department and the Pentagon to create a new military branch, the "Space Force".

Last year, the Trump administration opposed a similar plan by the House Armed Services Committee to create a space corps that would fall under the command of the Air Force.

In speaking to this publication the ex-Marine, Martin Mescall, said with pride: "My President is starting a Space Force".

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said the USA will continue to dominate in space while pledging not to let countries like China and Russian Federation outpace it.

"We must have American dominance in space". Entered into force at the end of 1967, this text prohibits the deployment of weapons of mass destruction in outer space and stipulates that the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies must serve only peaceful purposes.

The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space.

"The Pentagon is complicated enough", Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters a year ago.

He was joined in the announcement by Vice President Mike Pence, new NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of his space council. "We're going to have the space force". White said in a statement, adding "this will be a deliberate process with a great deal of input from multiple stakeholders" including Congress. But professor and space policy expert John Logsdon of George Washington University says the treaty would not prohibit the creation of a proposed Space Force. Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote in a letter, "At a time when we are trying to integrate the Department's joint warfighting functions, I do not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations".

Along with the call for the "space force", Trump also called for a build-up in the long term presence in space, threw his support behind the nascent commercial space travel industry and signed a directive to manage space traffic. "We are modernizing out-of-date space regulations".

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