The concept of a space force emerged in the 1990s as the United States began dependent on satellites for ground combat operations. In 2001, a commission chaired by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld studied the proposal. A few years ago, the House revived the idea of a Space Corps. Anyway, without Trump’s enthusiasm for the project, Space Force would not exist in its current form. In June 2018, he asked the Pentagon to start planning for the new branch, declaring, “We must have American dominance in space”. The branch was created by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which Trump signed into law on December 20, 2019. Obviously, the Space Force’s mission is not to protect the U.S. from a humanoid infiltration. Rather, its goal is more prosaic and fundamental.

Trump’s US Space Force

Lorenzo Medici
2022

Abstract

The concept of a space force emerged in the 1990s as the United States began dependent on satellites for ground combat operations. In 2001, a commission chaired by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld studied the proposal. A few years ago, the House revived the idea of a Space Corps. Anyway, without Trump’s enthusiasm for the project, Space Force would not exist in its current form. In June 2018, he asked the Pentagon to start planning for the new branch, declaring, “We must have American dominance in space”. The branch was created by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which Trump signed into law on December 20, 2019. Obviously, the Space Force’s mission is not to protect the U.S. from a humanoid infiltration. Rather, its goal is more prosaic and fundamental.
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