President Trump: Space Force and Air Force Will Be 'Separate But Equal'

President Donald Trump shows off

President Donald Trump shows off

President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the USA military known as the Space Force during the National Space Council meeting Monday at the White House.

"We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force", Trump said.

Indeed, President Trump mentioned that he was considering the idea of Space Force back in March, and then in May told an audience that he was "seriously thinking" of adding a sixth military branch.

He said that the country's destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security.

Trump had previously suggested the possibility of creating a space unit that would include portions equivalent to parts of the Air Force, Army and Navy.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said the department's political bureau will prepare to implement Donald Trump's order. The Air Force already maintains a Space Command, for example. In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower established two separate space programs - a civilian one that became NASA, and a military one.

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"As we continue to thrive in space, we also have more people launching to orbit, and an increasingly complex universe of satellites overhead".

While approval by Congress is "not a foregone conclusion by any means", Harrison said the odds of a Space Force are higher since the president has directed it.

The president said the United States will "be the leader by far" in space and is looking to revive the nation's flagging space program by returning the United States to the moon and soon reaching Mars. It was my honor today to represent the agency at the National Space Council, where the President announced Space Policy Directive-3 - which will guide critical and much-needed progress for space traffic management.

"Space is a warfighting domain, so it is vital that our military maintains its dominance and competitive advantage in that domain".

He added, "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers". Most believed that the National Space Council meeting would just discuss a new policy for providing a safe space environment to avoid collisions as satellite traffic increases, The Washington Post reported. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein said in a congressional hearing in 2017 that the creation of a space group "would lead us in the wrong direction". It is created to avoid collisions and spacecraft breakups. Who will be the first member of the Space Force to say "Make it so?"

Making America great again wasn't good enough for Donald Trump. "We'll save a little money, and they can beat us, and we're taking full credit for it, don't worry about it".

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