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Trump sets goal to create Space Force
August 10 2018 12:59 AM
IN BRIEF
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President Donald Trump’s administration yesterday outlined an aggressive plan for creating a sixth branch of the US military by 2020 – a Space Force to better confront emerging security threats – but the proposal will need approval from a divided Congress. Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour and scoff at comparisons to the establishment of the Air Force in 1947. The Space Force would be responsible for a range of crucial space-based US military capabilities, which include everything from satellites enabling the Global Positioning System (GPS) to sensors that help track missile launches.



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