President Trump Calls on Pentagon to Create New Military Branch: A ‘Space Force’

Jun 18, 2018, 07:51 PM

President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches.

“When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said Monday at a White House event on space policy. “We must have American dominance in space.