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Trump orders establishment of space force as sixth military branch

23 June 2018

"The biggest opponent for creating any kind of space force has been the Air Force", said Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It is unclear, as of this writing, if the Republican-dominated Congress intends to provide money for Trump's proposed Space Force. "We've always led - we've gone way far afield for decades now".

Twitter shared a wealth of reactions to creation of a Space Force, most told in jest to the new potential branch of the military. There is no denying that orbital operations are critical to the success of the United States military, given all of the satellite assets now floating around the near-inky void. It also required the Secretary of Air Force to increase the amount and improve the quality of its civilian and military space cadre.

He says the Space Force would help enhance other military capabilities, including surveillance and assisting troops on the ground, while not necessarily having soldiers in space. It would be absolutely absurd not to notice the timing of the announcement that grabbed at least some of the headline space from news organizations that would otherwise have been directed at video and audio of toddlers in cages as they wept openly for their parents.

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"The whole world is looking up to the USA, and the U.S. is respected again. And we knocked that out".

Trump will need a lot more than a verbal command to get his Space Force rolling.

'The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers'.

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"The future of war will be fought in space, and we must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for our own national security".

Trump on Monday said at a discourse in the White House that "America will dependably be the first in space" and "we don't need China and Russian Federation and different nations driving us". "Gateway will only slow us down, taking time and precious dollars away from the goal of returning to the lunar surface and eventually flying to Mars".

Trump does not yet have congressional support, and the process will require this along with an established plan. A year ago the U.S. House Armed Services Committee drafted a bill to establish the force, citing the need to safeguard U.S. communications and military satellites. Which, honestly, is probably besides the point. What do you think? "It is going to be something so important.But that's the importance that we give it".

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Trump orders establishment of space force as sixth military branch