Donald Trump signs order to establish US Space Force as 6th military branch


Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to establish a United States Space Force as a new armed service within the Department of the Air Force.

As per the memorandum signed by Trump in his Oval Office, the Space Force would include both combat and combat support functions to enable prompt and sustained offensive and defensive space operations, and joint operations in all domains.

It will be organized, trained, and equipped to meet and protect the US national interests in space and the peaceful use of space for all responsible actors, consistent with applicable law, including international law; ensure unfettered use of space for national security purposes, economy, and persons, partners, and allies; in addition to deter aggression, it said.

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