Trump Has Ordered The Pentagon to Create a ‘Space Force’, Yes, Really

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 14:16


President Trump said Monday that he would direct the Defense Department and the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” – an independent sixth branch of the armed forces.

Trump has floated this idea before – in March, he said he initially conceived it as a joke – but has offered few details about how the Space Force would operate. Several experts noted that an act of Congress is required to establish a new branch of the military.

Trump said Monday that the branch would be “separate but equal” from the Air Force and that General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would oversee its creation.

“It is not enough to have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space,” Trump said, adding that he didn’t want to see “China and other countries leading us.”

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More proof that Trump does not understand how constitutions, treaties, co-operation or deals actually work. It must play well to his supporters who like words like dominance, and force. But humanity really needs to grow up, not just go up.

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