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The Trump administration wants Space Force running by 2020

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Thursday, 9 August 2018 ()

The Trump administration wants Space Force running by 2020This morning, Vice President Mike Pence recommended creating three new organizations within the Defense Department devoted to different space military needs. Then, he said President Trump will work with Congress next year to establish the US Department of the Space Force by 2020.

Pence’s recommendations are outlined in a report from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who Congress directed to come up with ways the Defense Department could reorganize its management of space activities. The US military has long relied on space technologies for various combat operations, such as satellites that do surveillance and reconnaissance or probes that can detect missile launches from space. However, all of the military’s responsibilities for...
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The Trump Administration outlined a plan to make a “Space Force” the sixth branch of the U.S. military Thursday, but there are still significant hurdles before it could become a reality.

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