US military to have a separate 'Space Force'

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The creation of the "Space forces" will be held under the supervision of Joseph Dunford.

Many suspect Trump's Space Force talk is just meant to distract Americans from the humanitarian crisis happening at our borders.

If the purported "Space Force" plan comes to reality, it would become the sixth branch of the American military.

Trump also signed a directive on the management of traffic and debris in space.

If Kelly knows anything about anything, it's about these three subjects: the military, space, and politics.

"My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space-faring nation", President Trump said in a statement obtained by CBS News.

The Pentagon, which opposed a congressional proposal previous year to create a space corps within the Air Force Department, has been taking another look at the idea as part of a broader, congressionally mandated review of space reorganization options. United States emphasis on achieving "dominance" rather than "presence" has, in turn, escalated Russian and Chinese rhetoric and concerns.

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

In fact, most astronauts are plucked from one of the five current branches of the armed forces Also, the global positioning system (GPS) that we all rely on for navigation was created by the U.S. Department of Defense. She noted that Russian Federation and China have proposed an worldwide treaty that would ban space-based weapons.

The process of creating a new branch of the military is no light undertaking, as it would require a multitude of complex changes that would need to be implemented.

USA military build-up in space "especially after the appearance of weapons there, would have a destabilising effect on strategic stability and worldwide security", Zakharova warned. "We've always led - we've gone way far afield for decades now".

"It essentially calls for building another orbital space station, a skill my colleagues and I have already demonstrated on the ISS", Virts said. In a letter addressed to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee, he wrote "I oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts".

"Most importantly", he added, "any future exploration plan must be bipartisan".

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