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USA: Trump launches Space Command to ensure ‘America's dominance in space’04:27

USA: Trump launches Space Command to ensure ‘America's dominance in space’

United States, Washington DC
August 30, 2019 at 00:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump established the US Space Command during an official ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden in Washington DC on Thursday.

"SpaceCom will ensure that America's dominance in space is never questioned and never threatened because we know the best way to prevent conflict is to prepare for victory," said the President during the ceremony. Trump stated this command will protect the country from its adversaries "weaponising earth orbits with new technology targeting American satellites that are critical to both battlefield operations" such as "detecting and destroying any missile."

In the ceremony Trump also announced he would not visit Poland over the weekend to "ensure" the country is prepared for the arriving hurricane Dorian, which is expected to gain considerable strength by the end of the weekend, and will send Vice president Mike Pence instead but intends to reschedule soon.

Defence Secretary Mark Esper signed the establishing documents during the ceremony and Air Force

General John 'Jay' Raymond was appointed as the Commander of the revived space unit. The US Space Command, originally created in 1985 was suspended in 2002 for 17 years as the US armed forces focused on counter-terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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US President Donald Trump established the US Space Command during an official ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden in Washington DC on Thursday.

"SpaceCom will ensure that America's dominance in space is never questioned and never threatened because we know the best way to prevent conflict is to prepare for victory," said the President during the ceremony. Trump stated this command will protect the country from its adversaries "weaponising earth orbits with new technology targeting American satellites that are critical to both battlefield operations" such as "detecting and destroying any missile."

In the ceremony Trump also announced he would not visit Poland over the weekend to "ensure" the country is prepared for the arriving hurricane Dorian, which is expected to gain considerable strength by the end of the weekend, and will send Vice president Mike Pence instead but intends to reschedule soon.

Defence Secretary Mark Esper signed the establishing documents during the ceremony and Air Force

General John 'Jay' Raymond was appointed as the Commander of the revived space unit. The US Space Command, originally created in 1985 was suspended in 2002 for 17 years as the US armed forces focused on counter-terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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