|In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force.||
By Brandon Specktor
This ambitious project, which Trump has been teasing for several months now, would result in the first new branch being added to the U.S. military since the Air Force was created in 1947. But what exactly will this Space Force do? Who will pay for it, when will it launch and — most important — will it involve lightsabers?
The trouble is, the U.S. military already has an agency ….
In 1982, the Air Force formed a new agency called The Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). According to the AFSPC’s website, the command’s mission is “to provide resilient and affordable space and cyberspace capabilities for the Joint Force and the Nation.”