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Trump launches 'space force' branch of military

12 comments, 376 views, posted 7:33 pm 18/06/2018 in Sci-Fi, Science & Space by superuser
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President Donald Trump at the White House today announced he has directed the Department of Defense to create a "space force" as an independent service branch.

A space force is designed to ensure friendly use of space and conduct of counterspace operations, care after military training missions and space warfare or any combat that may occur in space.

U.S. Space Command, under the U.S. Air Force branch, has been in control of military space operations.

The goal of a new space force is to be a separate but equal branch of the United States military, Trump said, and the U.S. will "be the leader by far" in space.

Trump framed it as a national security issue and says he doesn't want other countries leading in space, including China and Russia.

If this branch is created, it will be the sixth of the Armed Forces, joining the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.

President Trump was pushing the space force idea back in early May and as far back as March.

The space force proposal by House lawmakers establishes "a subordinate unified command for space under U.S. Strategic Command that would be responsible for joint space warfighting operations. The proposal is outlined in a recent subcommittee markup of the 2019 National Defense Authoriztion Act.

Extra Points Given by:

REALITY (5), Quaektem (5), Flee (5)

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8:38 pm 18/06/2018

REALITY

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9:04 pm 18/06/2018

Flee

Honestly shocked.it took this long. Control space and controlling the world should be easy

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9:05 pm 18/06/2018

Flee

Real question is... Air Force or navy?

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9:05 pm 18/06/2018

Flee

Ahh, says in the article... Air force

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9:07 pm 18/06/2018

Flee

I'll quietly await.....

But in space!

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9:18 pm 18/06/2018

REALITY

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9:22 pm 18/06/2018

Quaektem

Quote by Flee:
Ahh, says in the article... Air force



Air force paroling space? Isn't that like having the Navy patrol deserts?

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4:49 am 19/06/2018

superuser

I wonder what kind of cold (space) war this might start...
Up to now space was considered out of gameplay for weapons

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6:53 am 19/06/2018

MASTERV

Which alien race is he trying to strong arm into a better trade deal? Guess we could just wait for his tariff anouncement to find out but that may take a couple weeks.

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10:42 pm 19/06/2018

REALITY

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3:09 am 20/06/2018

elsels

Air Force FTW!

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2:01 pm 20/06/2018

REALITY

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