Trump proposes creating "Space Force" in United States military

Trump proposes creating

After telling an audience at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that "space is a warfighting domain", Trump tossed off the idea "that "we may even have a space force".

(Also, the U.S. is part of an global treaty that prohibits countries from putting nukes into space.) What Trump seems to be referring to is the Space Corps with a new name.

The Congressional Strategic Forces Subcommittee proposed creating such a branch last July, which they called Space Corps.

"Well, we're dealing with it in a very serious fashion one of the worst things I've seen is the Iran deal".

But that didn't stop President Trump for advocating for a "Space Force" today.

A January report from Defense News outlined a push to make the U.S. Navy's more transparent, instead of a perceived "walk-back" in public information. But both Rogers and Cooper think the service isn't doing enough.

The idea was finally dropped from the Pentagon's funding bill by the end of a year ago, but it retains some support in Congress, where advocates say the U.S. is facing significant strategic vulnerabilities in the face of Russian and Chinese pushes into space warfare.

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"In space, the United States is going to do Col. Glenn proud", the president said, namechecking former Marine Corps pilot John Glenn, the first person to orbit Earth. Neither does the US Air Force, now responsible for military activity in space.

"Maybe we need a new force, I call it Space Force". And then I said, 'What a great idea. Instead, the 2018 NDAA directed for a study of the Space Corps proposal, which is due in December.

In an email, the Pentagon confirmed the existence of a memo that bans most Air Force public relations worldwide until airmen are trained on operational security.

Defense News says the change stems comes from President Donald Trump's recently released National Defense Strategy.

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which the U.S. and Russian Federation (as the Soviet Union) both signed, bans most military activities in space - including using and testing weapons of mass destruction and establishing military bases. That's something Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, should really like.

On Wednesday, Rogers said he was pleased to hear it.

"Hopefully something very positive will be coming out of it", Trump said. "While I have not seen anything beyond President Trump's comments yesterday, his remarks seem encouraging".

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