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Space Force Now Officially Established

President Trump on Tuesday signed off on the formal establishment of the U.S. Space Command, affectionately known as Space Force. Planning has been in the works for months, as military competition and strategy has ascended to the space level amidst threats from Russia and China to our military and civilian satellites. All space-related operations will fall under this new command, and a new commander and deputy commander will be promptly nominated on the recommendation of the secretary of defense. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump on Tuesday signed off on the military’s first space combatant command, putting it on par with others such as U.S. Cyber Command, and taking a key step toward his proposed Space Force.

The creation of U.S. Space Command had been planned for months by the Pentagon and is part of a major overhaul of space operations as the U.S. faces rising threats to its military and civilian satellites from Russia and China.

Vice President Mike Pence visited Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday and was expected to discuss the military’s space reorganization.

The Trump administration is still pursuing the Space Force and plans to request legislation from Congress next year to either create a new, entirely separate service branch, or a new service that would exist inside the Department of the Air Force.

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