President Trump announces formation of Space Force

Donald Trump at National Space Council

Donald Trump at National Space Council

He framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us".

The announcement came at a meeting with the National Space Council.

But it may be years before such a force is fully established. Presumably, this would replace the Air Force Space Command, which now oversees military satellites, space communications, and more. That requires Congressional action to create and fund such an organization.

"This is major legislation".

The Defense Department's new National Defense Strategy, released earlier this year, outlined a new national security doctrine for the US, shifting focus away from recent counterterrorism operations that have defined America's wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere for the last several decades, to threats posed by near-peer competitors such as Russian Federation and China.

President Donald Trump has been talking about creating a Space Force for a while now.

Trump previously floated the idea of a Space Force when addressing US Marines in March.

It's unclear what exactly Trump's "space force" will look like. It includes more than 36,000 personnel around the world that provide space and cyber capabilities for the Defense Department. "At a time when we are trying to integrate the department's joint war-fighting functions, I do not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations", Mattis wrote.

"I am instructing my administration to embrace the budding commercial space industry", Trump said. Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that the military will work with Congress and other stakeholders to move forward with the policy. All three have refused to sign the U.N.'s resolution on Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, according to CNN.

"Maybe Trump got a preview of the study and where it might be headed, and that's what he went off of", Weeden said. His idea for a dystopian, gun-toting Starfleet apparently began as a joke, but then Trump, never the kind of guy to doubt himself, decided he was actually onto something.

Others objected to the Space Force as too expensive and argued that space should be left to scientists. So many questions and only one big order. In the past two years it has led efforts to create a Space Corps, but the legislation was opposed by the Senate and by the Pentagon. Weeden argued leaders should flawless the capabilities such as Global Positioning System, which soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines use daily, before they move onto bigger and better things.

Pace said changes are "not going to happen overnight".

"Renewed space threats are driving this - Russian Federation and China", he said.

"There's no space marines; there's no people flying around with jet packs", Harrison says. Of course, that's not stopped the US government from trying to militarize the final frontier.

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