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Trump Pushes Ahead With 'Space Force' Despite Hurdles

It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift –Trump had stated that he wanted a Space Force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

President Trump is pushing forward to launch a space force as a new branch of the military – but it would at first be under the umbrella of the Air Force. The proposal requires an act of Congress.

This represents at least a temporary shift –Trump had stated that he wanted a space force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

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