Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pitched the proposal as vital to maintaining what he called America's "margin of dominance" in space.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
President Trump initially said he wanted a Space Force that was "separate but equal" to the other military services. The current proposal falls short of that goal and faces some skepticism among lawmakers.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The move is separate from Trump's goal of creating a "Space Force" as an independent armed service branch, but could be a step in that direction.
By Zeke Miller, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
By Nsikan Akpan
What would a space force look like? Why now? Will NASA play a role? Three experts, including a retired Air Force Lieutenant General, explain the rationale behind President Trump's announcement.
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