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Trump Officially Orders DoD to Create Space Force

The president said that he would establish a permanent presence on the moon and prepare humanity for a "mission to Mars."

By NTK Staff | 06.18.2018 @2:27pm

President Trump, in a speech to the National Space Council on Monday, officially ordered the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces, the Space Force.

“It is not nearly enough to have an American presence in space,” he said. “We must have American dominance in space.”

The president then ordered the secretary of defense to “establish a space force of the sixth branch of the armed forces.He called on General Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to help create the new arm of American military might.

Trump also told the gathering that he would send Americans to “establish a long-term presence on the Moon” and eventually send a mission to Mars.

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