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President Trump launches U.S. Space Command


This news story was published on September 1, 2019.
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President Donald J. Trump receives a memento presented by the incoming commander of U.S. Space Command, Air Force Gen. John W. Raymond, to commemorate the establishment of the U.S. Space Command, the White House, Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2019. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Air Force Gen. John Raymond, incoming U.S. Space Command commander, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Steve Kitay discuss the establishment of U.S. Space Command, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Space Command was activated Aug. 29 by President Donald Trump, becoming the nation’s 11th combatant command.

The establishment of U.S. Space Command aims to enhance the nation’s space superiority and protect and defend U.S. interests in space.

At the direction of the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper established U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM). Gen. John W. Raymond is its Senate confirmed commander.

“To ensure the protection of America’s interests in space we must apply the necessary focus, energy, and resources to the task – and that is exactly what Space Command will do,” said Secretary Esper. “Gen. Raymond is acutely aware of the vital role that space plays in U.S. national security and our way of life and is an ideal choice to lead this new command. Establishing the United States Space Command as a unified combatant command is the next critical step towards the creation of an independent Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.”

“Assured access to space is vital across the full range of military operations,” said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. “This step puts us on a path to maintain a competitive advantage in this critical war fighting domain.”

From establishment, Gen. Raymond will remain dual-hatted as Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Commander, Air Force Space Command.

More information can be found at https://www.spacecom.mil.

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6 Responses to President Trump launches U.S. Space Command

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    KAG !!
    Vote TRUMP 2020

    You have no choice

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    Quisp Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Astro cops protecting the planet from all criminals, both foreign and domestic. Welcome to Galactic Command. What’s next. Flying disks that hover. This sh!ts straight out of comic books. Where do you sign up. Lol

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Trump himself is a space cadet. Wacko

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    jason Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Brilliant and needed. This is a next plateau for weaponry, the Russians are also moving forward rapidly knowing that laser and electronic jamming is the wars of the future. You’d have to be 90+ or stupid not to see this trend.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 3, 2019 at 10:25 am

      That’s all the US does, follow Russia. Putin tells Trumptard what to do and he does it

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Stupid and beyond.