Trump issues executive order to create space force
President Trump signed an executive order on Monday that directed the Pentagon to create a “Space Force.” While the President and the Pentagon are able to research, recommend, and establish working groups for the creation of a new military branch, experts have noted that the ultimate approval must still go through Congress. The specifics of how a space force would be integrated into the existing command structure remain uncertain. One possibility is the reorganization of existing space projects into an independent branch, while another could see it nestled under the Department of the Air Force. While it is unknown how this executive order will be implemented by the Pentagon, it will certainly form an important part of continued discussion for how to understand technologies and operations that extend into space.