Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

Russia threatens the US with a 'tough response' to Trump's 'space force'

Russia threatens the US with a 'tough response' to Trump's 'space force'

Addressing the members of the National Space Council at the White House, he said the whole world is "looking up" to the United States and the country is being respected again.

- The Associated Press (@AP) June 18, 2018BREAKING: "We're going to have the space force", Trump says.

"We are going to have the Air Force and we're going to have the 'Space Force.' Separate but equal".

Secondly, the move may face some push-back from the Air Force, which now handles much of America's defensive capabilities pertaining to space.

Americans first landed on the moon in 1969, reaching a goal set by former President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and capping a decade-long space race between Washington and Moscow. It is so important. The air force oversees most military activities related to the country's space.

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Mr Trump also signed a directive on space traffic management, aimed at boosting public-private monitoring of objects in orbit so as to avoid collisions and debris strikes.

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"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."

The president spoke earlier this year of his plans for a "space force" and explained his thinking behind it, saying: "I was saying it the other day because we're doing a tremendous amount of work in space". Details are still light, beyond reporting of the announcement itself, so stay tuned for emerging news in the days ahead indicating what a U.S.

Ms White said in the statement: "We understand the President's guidance". In April of 2017, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), chair of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, said that the Air Force should create a Space Corps, which could eventually stand on its own, much as the U.S. Army Air Corps was spun off as the U.S. Air Force in 1947.

United States President Donald Trump reveals his plans for a sixth military branch that's focused beyond Earth.

NASA is planning a series of lunar missions from next year. But it is likely to raise fears over the militarisation of space and prompted a slew of Twitter parodies featuring Star Trek and Star Wars.

Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said Pentagon officials immediately began to evaluate the White House's Space Force proposal.

Numerous companies are beginning to ramp up the number of commercial satellite deployments, while NASA and other space agencies also have a growing schedule of launches.

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