WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department hed wanted.
Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump said space is the future and the next step.
We have to be prepared, he said in the Oval Office, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other top officials.
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