Trump launches US military Space Force

President Trump has launched America’s first new military service in 70 years – the US Space Force.

Mr Trump said “space is the world’s new war-fighting domain” as he signed off the $1.4 trillion (£1.08 trillion) National Defence Authorisation Act.

Space Force is part of a package that also provides money for a US-Mexico border wall.

During a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the president said: “Among grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital.

“And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough, and very shortly we’ll be leading by a lot.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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