'Space Force' Is Trump's Latest Directive for the Defense Department

Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

He added: "Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security".

US President Donald Trump announced on Monday the creation of a "Space Force" to stop China from gaining dominance, was well as other space initiatives.

Before making his remarks on the space program, President Trump also weighed in on the ongoing immigration crisis - blasting the U.S.' current immigration laws and saying the crisis is "the Democrats' fault". President Trump referred to a Space Force that would be "separate but equal" to the Air Force, which might indicate a more independent service.

The announcement comes three months after Trump first floated the idea, sparking some ridicule over the notion of soldiers in space.

"The president told a USA 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. 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. "We will establish a long-term presence, expand our economy, and build the foundation for the eventual mission to Mars - which is actually going to happen very quickly", Trump said. In a letter last summer to Republican Rep. Mike Turner of OH, who spearheaded the congressional effort against a separate space force, Mattis said he was opposed to the idea.

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A space force is created to ensure friendly use of space and conduct of outer space operations, care after military training missions and space warfare or any combat that may occur in space.

Mr. Trump previously mused about establishing a Space Force but put the idea into action with a direct order to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford.

"Unfettered access and freedom to operate in space are vital US interest".

Recent talks indicate that the service could be formed under the Air Force, in the same way the Marine Corps is a department of Navy. "That's a big step", he said in the White House East Room during a meeting of his National Space Council Monday. Last March, Musk said SpaceX could conduct test flights to Mars by the first half of 2019, but warned that projection could be too "optimistic". However, the treaty also says that the Moon and other celestial bodies are only available for peaceful exploration and use.

"You will go out there, and you will take that frontier, which is largely unknown, by man or woman, and you will learn everything there is to know about it", he said.

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