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US President Trump signed a Directive to Create a Military Space Force

Published on February 22, 2019
US President Trump has ordered the Pentagon through a directive to create a Military Space Force.
US President Trump signed a Directive to Create a Military Space Force


  • The directive orders the Pentagon to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States military, to go along with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
  • The main goal of the Space Force is to secure and extend American dominance of the space domain.

Salient Features of the Military Space Force are:

  • Rather than deploying soldiers in space, the Space Force will focus on national security and preserving the satellites and vehicles that are dedicated to international communications and observation.
  • Space could be a new warfighting domain and the US aims to be combat ready with Military Space Force.
  • The Space force will be responsible to deter and defeat threats in space and will organize, train, and equip military space forces.
  • The Space force will ensure unfettered access to, and freedom to operate in space, and to provide vital capabilities to joint and coalition forces.

Other Details:

  • Details about the Space Force like exactly how much it might cost remains unclear.
  • The creation of Military Space Force requires approval from the US Congress.


Q. The President of which country has signed a directive to create a Military Space Force?
a. United States
b. Russia
c. France
d. Japan

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