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US to create ‘Space Force’

Washington, June 19: US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a “Space Force”, saying it would be “separate but equal” from the Air Force, the media reported.

“We must have American dominance in space. Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defence and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big step,” he said in the White House during a meeting of his National Space Council on Monday.

“We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force: separate but equal, it is going to be something so important,” CNN quoted the President as saying. (IANS)