Trump Signs Executive Order to Create $800M US Space Command

Trump signed an executive order to create a new space command to advance military operations. Do you think we need this?

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President Donald Trump issued an executive order to create the U.S. Space Command, hoping to advance the military’s operations in the cosmos.

The Space Command could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years, according to a source.

Trump signed the one-page memorandum permitting the Department of Defense to create the new command.

“I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United States Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command,” the order states.

“I also direct the Secretary of Defense to recommend officers for my nomination and Senate confirmation as Commander and Deputy Commander of the new United States Space Command.”

Per the New York Post, the new order is separate from the president’s aim to launch a “Space Force” as an independent branch of the military; however, it could in fact be a step in that direction.

The U.S. Space Command will “manage and organize space operations, accelerate technical advances and find more effective ways to defend American assets in space, including the vast constellations of satellites that U.S. forces rely on for navigation, communications and surveillance,” the New York Post reports. And concerns regarding China and Russia working on finding ways to disrupt, immobilize or possibly destroy American satellites apparently played a role in the establishment of the command.

Trump recently signed an executive order to create the U.S. Space Command. Is this necessary? Read more about this story on the New York Post here.


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Trump signed an executive order to create a new space command to advance military operations. Do you think we need this?

Totals
84% Ya – big deal
16% No – not necessary
Males
84% Ya – big deal
16% No – not necessary
Females
86% Ya – big deal
14% No – not necessary

Ya – big deal

No – not necessary


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