President Donald Trump today anounced the establishment of a sixth branch of the military that will focus on defending the nation in outer space. The new service will be called the Space Force.
Trump stated the Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the already established Air Force.
“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces. That’s a big statement. We are going the have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force. Separate but equal,” the President said during a mid afternoon press conference.
Watch President Trump give the order: