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The internet hilariously reacts to Trump's Space Force launch

The internet hilariously reacts to Trump's Space Force launch

On June 18, President Trump proposed a "separate but equal" new branch of the United States military: the Space Force, dedicated to fighting galactic wars.

According to the Associated Press, the Pentagon delivered a proposal to Congress Thursday that details plans to consolidate the Pentagon's warfighting space forces and make organizational changes to boost the acquisition and development of leading edge technologies. "And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength".

Mattis once voiced opposition to creating a new branch of the U.S. military to focus on space-based military assets, saying in a 2017 letter to a lawmaker that would likely "present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations".

The White House says that the Space Force will be created by 2020.

Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russian Federation and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. However, the creation of the new military body will have to be approved by Congress, with Pence stressing that the process will move forward with the aim of building the sixth body by 2020.

The Farce Awakens? Trump's Space Force logo contest triggers avalanche of "better" designs President Donald Trump's proposal to create the US Space Force will take years to implement at best, but that's not stopping his re-election campaign from fundraising with branded merchandise. "The only person you hear promoting this is the president, so it'd be nice to get a little more of a buy-in from the experts and it doesn't seem like we have that".

"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space". Writing to Sen. John McCain past year, Mattis said that he opposed the creation of "additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting functions".

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Many hope and believe that Iran's leaders will "drink the poison cup" and negotiate with the U.S. eventually. President Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal in May, calling it "disaster".

"The U.S. military is big in space, but it's all unmanned satellites", Brumfiel reports.

More recently, Mattis expressed support for establishing a new combatant command for space. Brian Weeden is a former Air Force officer who now works on space policy for the Secure World Foundation.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week that Pence is Trump s "point man" for Space Force, and Pentagon officials are working closely with his office.

Mr Trump marked Pence's announcement with a tweet: "Space Force all the way!"

In the meantime, the Space Command would be led by a four-star general, and Pence said a new high-level civilian post - assistant defence secretary for space - would also be created.

The report to be released today represents a critical step toward establishing the Space Force, he said.

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