President Trump orders Pentagon to create a ‘separate but equal’ Space Force

Trump Space Force and Air Force will be'separate but equal

"We expect space to be a contested domain", Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a Senate hearing last June.

The president made this request during a meeting at the White House with the National Space Council, saying "Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security".

"The president told a United States general to create a new Space Force as 6th branch of military today, which generals tell me they don't want", Nelson wrote on Twitter shortly thereafter.

That proposal was the brainchild of Reps. Some key Democrats oppose the idea, including Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who said via Twitter, "The president told a United States general to create a new Space Force as 6th branch of military today, which generals tell me they don't want".

The Trump Administration would do well to let these peaceful, private initiatives develop, as opposed to crowding them out by launching the government's most bloated bureaucracy into space. "I don't like when Boeing and Lockheed get together because the pricing only goes up", Trump said.

Trump's announcement immediately gained status as Twitter's leading trend, with the hashtag #SpaceForce used to comment on the President's star-spangled announcement. "We must have American dominance in space", he said, according to CNBC.

The U.S. Air Force now controls the vast majority of the space portfolio in the U.S. military.

In 1967, the United States signed the Outer Space Treaty, along with China and Russian Federation.

XXXTentacion, Controversial 20-Year-Old Rapper, Shot And Killed In Miami
Onfroy was battling charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, false imprisonment, strangulation, and witness tampering. XXX, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy , was gunned down during a suspected robbery, and the suspects are still at large.

In addition to calling for the Space Force, Trump signed Space Policy Directive - 3 on Monday, part of his administration's push to lead in the space space. Conceptually, it's created to oversee missions in space, with a view towards space defense. Shanahan did not offer a position on the proposed military branch in the document.

Rather, a Space Force would consolidate command of the military's existing satellite systems into a single command.

Among the other issues the president is unlikely to have considered is just how the NRO, an intelligence organization that works very closely with the Air Force, will work with the new service. "I couldn't agree with (the president) more", he wrote in a tweet. It appeared to be something of a joke, but then he later added, "I don't know".

More recently, he told reporters that it would be prudent for officials to wait for the results of Shanahan's ongoing review before making decisions about the Defense Department's future in space operations.

The House Armed Services Committee was unable to successfully insert the provision in the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but the bill did include several reforms to the military's space operations.

Any new military branch would have to be approved and funded by Congress, some experts said.

The move would require the budgetary approval of the U.S. Congress, which has been divided on the idea.

Related News:

Most liked

Russian Federation ‘know how to stop’ Egypt’s Salah
Cuper added: "He is a player who in the last 25 metres has enormous skill and enormous options. He is in the top 10 for me, there is no shadow of doubt about it", he said.

White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children
Melania Trump released a statement on Sunday saying she "hates to see" children separated from their families. "It is immoral. Republican voters back Trump's policy of separating children from parents accused of entering the country illegally.

Winning start for Hendo and Trent as England defeat Tunisia
But after Kyle Walker softly conceded a penalty that Ferjani Sassi converted in the 35th, numerous fouls went against England . BBC Sport's World Cup pundits give their verdict on England's performance, and where Gareth Southgate's side go from here.

US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader
A USA drone strike has killed the leader of the Taliban's Pakistani faction, Mullah Fazlullah, The Associated Press reported .

3 dead after quake hits Osaka in western Japan
Japan has experienced several earthquakes in the last few days, including 4.5 and 4.6 quakes near capital Tokyo over the weekend. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than 40 were injured in Osaka and nearby prefectures of Hyogo and Kyoto.

Immigrant parents get pamphlet before being separated from children
Trump to provide political cover with their right-wing base. "That is traumatizing to children who are innocent victims". Mr Trump has blamed a law "Democrats gave us" for the policy, but it is unclear which law he is referring to.

Rudy Giuliani Renews Calls for Justice Department to Investigate Russia Probe
Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington, May 5, 2018. Trump has criticised that decision as "very unfair" as Manafort prepares for two criminal trials.

Five killed in vehicle chase involving US Border Patrol agents in Texas
The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from. "This is a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure". Dimmit County, Texas Sheriff Marion Boyd said Border Patrol agents began chasing a Chevrolet Suburban around noon on Sunday.

1 dead, 20 injured in shooting New Jersey arts festival
Hours after a deadly shooting at the Art All Night festival in Trenton left one dead and 22 injured , Gov. Our honest , heartfelt sympathies are with those who were injured. "Not tonight.

Beyonce & Jay-Z's 'Salud' Stream & Lyrics
The album comes a day after tour attendees made headlines, speculating the "Love on Top" singer might be pregnant again. In the music video, the artists stand in colorful purple and blue suits in front of the famous Mona Lisa painting.

Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at USA border
When parents are taken into federal custody, their children are removed. He placed partial blame for the separation issue on Sessions. Children under age 10 are of deep concern, she said.

Millie Bobby Brown Reveals She Splits Her Kneecap
Millie has had to pull out of attending the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday on doctor's orders. The account is still active but the last tweet shared was on 13 December.

McDonald's to stop using plastic straws in Irish restaurants
Several large United Kingdom restaurant chains such as Pizza Express and Wagamama have already stopped using plastic straws. A statement said: "Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws".

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.