President Trump declares a big win for Space Force

Politics 12/20/19, 22:58

President Donald Trump celebrated on Friday, Dec. 20, the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years. In signing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes Space Force, the president asserted a victory for one of his top national security priorities. “Space is the world’s ...

President Trump launched Space Command to preserve American dominance in space

U.S. 08/30/19, 05:53

President Trump on Thursday, Aug 29, officially launched the U.S Space Command to preserve American dominance on “the ultimate high ground.” Speaking at the ceremony, the president stressed the importance of establishing Space Command (SPACECOM).  "Now, those who wish to harm the United States to—seek to challenge us in the ultimate high ...

President Trump hosts ceremony for new US Space Command

U.S. 08/29/19, 09:33

President Trump and Vice President Pence are hosting a ceremony to establish the United States Space Command with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the commander of U.S. Space Command Gen. John Raymond on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the White House.   Earlier, Vice President Pence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

Acting Pentagon chief makes renewed pitch for Space Force

Politics 04/11/19, 09:55

The acting defense secretary is making a renewed pitch to Congress for authority to create a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. Patrick Shanahan, who's been heading the Pentagon on an interim basis since Jan. 1, is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Some committee members have ...

Acting Pentagon chief defends space force amid skepticism

Politics 04/09/19, 09:45

The acting Pentagon chief is sharpening his argument for creating a Space Force, amid skepticism among some in Congress that it's worth the cost. Patrick Shanahan calls the proposed Space Force a "low cost, low bureaucracy" way to stay ahead of China, Russia and other nations seeking to erase American military ...

Space Force would be by far the smallest military service

Politics 03/01/19, 15:32

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s proposed Space Force, which faces an uncertain fate in Congress, would be the smallest military service — by far. Details of the Pentagon’s proposal released Friday show the new service would have about 15,000 personnel, including an unspecified number of civilians, but would begin in 2020 ...

As 2018 closes, 6 big priorities at the White House

Politics 12/18/18, 21:35

From day one, President Donald J. Trump pledged not to rest until he delivered on his promise to fix Washington. That commitment doesn’t take a break for the holidays. From border security and school safety to reinvigorating America’s space program, here’s an inside look at six big priorities the Administration is working on ...

The Space Force Is Coming. Here’s Why the US Needs It.

Politics 11/08/18, 23:01

One of the issues that will face the new Congress is the creation of a new military service: the U.S. Space Force. Recently, Vice President Mike Pence chaired the fourth meeting of the National Space Council. The council is comprised of key elements of the U.S. government that are involved with ...

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