Donald Trump is proud to almost launch Space Force while officially restarting the United States Space Command to fight in & # 39; the next war battle domain & # 39;
- Donald Trump took his first step towards his dream of creating a space power by restoring a space command
- & # 39; Spacecom will defend America's vital interests in space, the next war domain. I think that is pretty clear to everyone. It's all about space, & he said
- Space Command is different from the Space Force
- Space Force will be a sixth branch of the army and must be approved by Congress
- The space command will deploy actively assigned troops from each of the military services to complete targeted missions in space
- Trump was actually setting up a government agency that was eliminated in 2002 as part of the reorganization after 9/11
Donald Trump took his first step towards his dream of establishing a space power on Thursday by re-establishing a space command as part of his efforts to defend American interests in space.
& # 39; It's a big issue. As the newest commander of the warrior, Spacecom will defend America's vital interests in space, the next domain of warfare. I think that is pretty clear to everyone. It's all about space, & said the president during a ceremony in the Rose Garden.
Trump was actually setting up a government agency that was eliminated in 2002 as part of the government's reorganization after 9/11.
Donald Trump took his first step towards his dream of creating a space power by restoring a space command
Trump was accompanied by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and General Jay Raymond, who will command the space
It is part of the president's urge for a sixth branch of the army – the Space Force. But that requires congressional approval and legislators have not granted that.
& # 39; Spacecom will – very importantly – be followed by the creation of the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces, & # 39; said Trump.
& # 39; That's really something when you think about it. The Space Force will organize, train and equip warriors to support Spacecom's mission. With today's action, we are opening another large chapter in the extraordinary history of the US Army, & he added.
While a space force would train and equip space troops, the space command will deploy actively assigned troops from each of the military services to complete targeted missions in space.
General John W. & # 39; Jay & # 39; Raymond will lead the Space Command.
& # 39; Our freedom to operate in space is also essential for detecting and destroying missiles launched against the United States. So just as we have recognized land, air, sea, and cyber as vital warfare domains, we will now treat space as an independent region, as seen by a new unified geographic combat command, & said the president.
Trump was accompanied by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who officially re-established the Space Command, and vice-president Mike Pence, who, according to the president, would take his place in Poland this weekend for an anniversary ceremony in World War II.
The president said he was left to deal with Hurricane Dorian, who is expected to arrive in Florida on Labor Day weekend.
The Space Command flag was also unveiled – showing the eagle of the seal of the United States above the planet Earth.
The congress is expected to handle Trump's request for a space force – which would be a separate service such as the army, navy, air force, navy, and coast guard – when it returns to Washington in September DC
The Space Force would be led by a four-star general who would also be a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Space Command flag was unveiled
Defense Minister Mark Esper has formally re-signed the Space Command
Trump originally wanted a & # 39; separate but equal & # 39; branch, but its Space Force expected to be part of the Air Force, just as the Marine Corps is part of the Navy.
Esper has been a strong supporter of the President's desire for space power – his predecessor James Mattis hesitating to fall behind.
& # 39; The United States space command is the next crucial step towards establishing an independent space force as an additional armed service & # 39 ;, Esper said Wednesday during his first briefing about the Pentagon.
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