President Trump is expected to officially create a US military “Space Command” in the coming days; opening space and potentially other celestial bodies -including the moon- as a “war-fighting domain.”
According to the Hill, “Trump’s announcement will likely coincide with Vice President Pence visiting the Pentagon and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. Pence is the chairman of the National Space Council.”
“The Space Command would align with the U.S. Central Command and Special Operations Command in stature. Those two bodies oversee military operations in the Middle East and special operations forces, respectively,” adds the Hill.
“In concert with President Trump’s vision to ensure American national security is as dominant in space as it is on Earth and in cyberspace, the Department is developing plans for the establishment of a US Space Command and a US Space Force,” Pentagon spokesman Joe Buccino told The Hill.
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STAR WARS: Pence Confirms Establishment of ‘SPACE FORCE’ by 2020
Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to the creation of a sixth branch of the US military Thursday, saying the President’s ‘Space Force’ will be established by 2020.
Pence was speaking at the Department of Defense this week when he vowed to “bring new weapons of war into space itself.”
“As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already and the United States will not shrink from this challenge,” he said. “Under President Trump’s leadership, we will meet it head on — to defend our nation, and build a peaceful future here on Earth and in space.”
“President Trump and I are grateful to Secretary Mattis for this department’s diligence in preparing this report, and our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations, with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by 2020,” he added.
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STAR WARS: Trump Orders Creation of ‘SPACE FORCE’ as 6th Branch of US Military
President Donald Trump officially instructed the Department of Defense to “immediately begin” the process of creating a sixth branch of the US military Monday; ordering the establishment of a “Space Force” to protect the United States from enemies across the planet and beyond.
According to CNBC, the Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House Monday morning when he unveiled the proposal, saying “our destiny beyond the earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security.”
“I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said.
“We have the Air Force, we’ll have the space force,” Trump told reporters earlier this year.
When implemented, the Space Force will be the newest addition to the US military in over 70 years, when the Air Force was added as an official branch directly after the Second World War.