The Department of Defense (DoD) is moving forward with the creation of the new Space Force called for by President Trump earlier this year.
DoD leaders are preparing to stand up three of four components of the Space Force: a new combatant command for space, a new joint agency to buy satellites for the military, and a new warfighting community that draws space operators from all service branches. The fourth component, an entirely new branch of the military, require an act of congress.
DoD officials will spend the remainder of 2018 preparing a legislative proposal to “fully establish” the Space Force, which they will submit to Congress early next year.
For more information about the Space Force, please follow the link below.
Pentagon To Start Creating Space Force — Even Before Congress Approves It, Defense One