MAKE SPACE GREAT AGAIN – President Orders Pentagon To Create A ‘Space Force’ To Lead World In Space
By Fox News // June 18, 2018
Trump: We are going to have a space force
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(FOX NEWS) – President Trump vowed on Monday to make space great again.
Speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump ordered the Pentagon to immediately establish a national “space force” that would become the sixth branch of the armed forces.
“We are going to have a space force,” Trump said in Washington D.C. “An Air Force and a Space Force. Separate, but equal.”
This is not the first time that Trump has floated the idea of establishing a “space force.” The president mentioned the idea in May during a ceremony at the White House honoring the Army Black Knights college football team.
Trump did not go into details about what military role the so-called “space force” would carry out or who would command it, but he framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want “China and Russia and other countries leading us.”
The president said the United States will “be the leader by far” in space and is looking to revive the nation’s flagging space program by returning the United States to the moon and soon reaching Mars.
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