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Trump: “It’s a huge offer. SpaceCom will protect America’s essential interests in area.”

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United States President Donald Trump has actually officially developed the United States Area Command as part of the armed force. SpaceCom will be the 11 th contender command, Trump stated Thursday, with area now being dealt with as an independent area to be supervised. Area is main to “America’s nationwide security and defense,” the president stated.

United States Area Command was initially revealed in December in 2015, with Vice President Mike Pence at the time stating it would “supervise all our military activities in area.”

On Thursday, Trump stated SpaceCom will “boldly hinder hostility,” and will be followed soon by the facility of Area Force as the 6th branch as the United States militaries.

” It’s a huge offer,” Trump stated Thursday. “SpaceCom will protect America’s essential interests in area, the next war-fighting domain.”

Calling area the “supreme high ground,” Trump pointed out preventing tech that can target American satellites, in addition to discovering and stopping rocket launches.

SpaceCom will be led by Gen. John W. Raymond.