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Trump wants to create the first US military branch to fight in space - here's what the 'Space Force' could look like

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President Donald Trump suggested creating a branch of the military for space on Tuesday.
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act originally called for establishing a Space Corps under the Air Force, and also a United States Space Command under USStratcom.
While the language in the bill was struck down, it did vaguely lay out what the new force would look like.
President Donald Trump suggested creating a branch of the military for space on Tuesday while speaking to US Marines in San Diego.
"My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting...
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Congress is taking Trump's call for a military 'Space Force' seriously

Congress is taking Trump's call for a military 'Space Force' seriously

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President Donald Trump said that the US might create a "Space Force" dedicated to military operations in outer space at a speech given to Marines in California on Tuesday.
While the idea has been mocked online, it has been an issue that Congress has brought up in the past.
The Air Force, which currently controls military operations in space, opposes the idea, as does Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, but they acknowledge that space is an important front, and that it is "a war-fighting domain."
Members of Congress appear to be taking President Donald Trump's call for a "Space Force...
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