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Space Force? Trump Touts Creation of Sixth Armed Forces Branch

The president proposed adding another branch, to head beyond the reaches of the atmosphere.

By NTK Staff | 05.01.2018 @1:00pm

President Trump, speaking at an event honoring the West Point football team, mentioned that the United States may develop a “space force” to handle military operations outside of Earth.

The president praised the bravery of the cadets for their service to America, and he listed the revered branches they will join.

“You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard,” he said.

Trump then seemingly deviated from the prepared script. “And we’re actually thinking of a sixth and that would be Space Force,” he said. “We’re getting very big in space for military and other reasons, and we’re seriously thinking of the space force.”

U.S. intelligence reports indicate that adversaries like Russia and China are developing anti-satellite capabilities, and Trump’s proposal could be the counterweight to their advancements.

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