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TIME

Jimmy Kimmel Struggles to Take Trump's Space Force Seriously

Jimmy Kimmel couldn't resist having some fun with the most recent update on the Trump administration's proposed “Space Force.” During Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host shared his take on Vice President Mike Pence's speech at the ...

- TIME

The Atlantic

The Space Force Is Peak Trump

Trump first announced the Space Force, which he says will be a sixth, co-equal branch of the military, in June, at the time he signed a space-policy directive. But that directive didn't even mention the Space Force, nor was it totally clear how it ...

- The Atlantic

Space.com

Trump's Space Force Starts the Important Work: Picking Logos

If the United States creates a Space Force, what should its logo look like? Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence revealed detailed plans for the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military on Thursday (Aug. 9), a political action committee (PAC ...

- Space.com

USA TODAY

OnPolitics Today: Space Force, the final military branch. Maybe.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday inched America closer to an age of interstellar defense, one where a four-star general leads a multi-billion dollar effort to defend American satellites against nations "pursuing space war-fighting capabilities ...

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WIRED

The President Wants a Space Force. He Might Get One.

Yet today, in a speech at the Pentagon, Vice President Mike Pence announced the formation of a sixth branch of the US armed services: a SPACE FORCE! But can that really happen? Well, let's proceed with the go/no-go. SPACE FORCE! President Donald ...

- WIRED

USA TODAY

Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the Pentagon plans to launch a Space Force, embarking on an effort to create the first armed service since 1947. In June, President Donald Trump called for the establishment of the sixth ...

- USA TODAY

NPR

White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020

Vice President Pence described the White House's plans for a Space Force, a sixth branch of the U.S. military that would be responsible for operations in outer space, in a speech on Thursday. The White House says that the Space Force will be created by ...

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ABC15 Arizona

VP Mike Pence says Space Force will be sixth military branch by 2020

On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon was still "working our way through this" despite an earlier leaked proposal that said the Pentagon planned to elevate Space Command to a major Combatant Command. Mattis said he ...

- ABC15 Arizona

CNN

Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

In June, President Donald Trump said he was directing "the Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces," during a speech at a meeting of the National Space Council.

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CBS News

Pence lays out plans for Trump's "Space Force" to be installed by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence laid out preliminary plans for President Trump's proposed new "space force" during remarks at the Pentagon on Thursday. Mr. Trump officially directed the Defense Department to establish this sixth branch of the U.S. military ...

- CBS News

Washington Post

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth ...

Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military. In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence warned of ...

- Washington Post

New York Times

Pence Advances Plan to Create a Space Force

WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence promoted a proposed Space Command on Thursday as “an idea whose time has come” in comments at the Pentagon to unveil a few more details about President Trump's plan to create another military force, this one ...

- New York Times

CNBC

Pence unveils plan to create Space Force by 2020

"The Space Force will not be built from scratch," Pence said during a speech before members of the Pentagon. "This is a critical step toward's establishing the Space Force as the sixth branch of our armed forces." Here are the four components to the ...

- CNBC

The Verge

The Trump administration wants Space Force running by 2020

This morning, Vice President Mike Pence recommended creating three new organizations within the Defense Department that would be devoted to different space military needs. Then, he said President Trump will work with Congress next year to establish ...

- The Verge

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TIME

Why Trump's 'Space Force' Won't — and Shouldn't — Happen

Good government is often unglamorous stuff—fixing pot holes, plowing snow, collecting trash. At a White House event on June 18, President Trump was supposed to deliver a brief address on the trash-collecting part. Yes, the junk in question is in space ...

- TIME

National Geographic

Would a US Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.

“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,” Trump said in remarks to the National Space Council.

- National Geographic

Live Science

Donald Trump Wants a 'Space Force,' But America Already Has One

In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force. This ambitious project, which Trump has been teasing for ...

- Live Science

Popular Science

Trump's Space Force could be one giant leap into a tricky situation

After first discussing employment numbers, immigration, and other varied topics, Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the military, a “Space Force,” and he tasked Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the ...

- Popular Science

Defense One

What Trump's Space Force Announcement Means

Donald Trump said Monday that he had directed the Pentagon to establish a Space Force, describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. It would be the first time the Pentagon has stood up a new service since the Air Force received its ...

- Defense One

SpaceNews

What would the mission of the United States Space Force be?

President Trump's recent directive to the Defense Department to create a new branch of the military, a United States Space Force, was not an idle musing. Trump's proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to ...

- SpaceNews

CNN

How does Trump's Space Force compare to Russia and China's space capabilities?

(CNN) US President Donald Trump's mooted Space Force, which he suggested will be a "separate but equal" branch of the military, is vital to maintaining a tactical advantage over geopolitical adversaries, according to analysts and members of the US ...

- CNN

WIRED

Trump Hasn't Signed a Space Force Into Being—Yet

This wasn't just another instance of the president making off-the-cuff proclamations—like in March, when Trump raised the prospect of creating a Space Force in remarks to troops at a marine air base outside San Diego. During today's appearance, Trump ...

- WIRED

NPR

Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend US Interests Among The Stars

Experts were quick to point out that President Trump cannot actually create a space force. A new branch of the military can only be established by an act of Congress — something that hasn't happened since the Air Force was split from the Army in 1947.

- NPR

The Atlantic

How Exactly Do You Establish a Space Force?

We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said. “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.

- The Atlantic

Washington Post

Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'Space Force'

President Trump said Monday that he would direct the Defense Department and the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” — an independent sixth branch of the armed forces. Trump has floated this idea before — in March, he said he initially conceived it ...

- Washington Post

The Verge

Trump directs DOD to establish a Space Force in a surprise announcement today

President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces in a meeting with the National Space Council today. “We are going to have the Air Force and we're going to ...

- The Verge

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