Everything you need to know about Trump’s ‘Space Force’


Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

President Trump on Monday announced that he was directing the creation of a "Space Force" as a sixth service, adding to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council. "Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement. We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal, it is going to be something."

Despite opposition from top military officials, Trump has long expressed an interest in developing a separate space force. Here’s what we know about its possible creation:

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