- AMERICA's military superiority in space is of vital importance, says president Donald Trump on the new military strength.
the UNITED states is responding to a growing challenge from Russia and China in the room with the creation of an american rumstyrke. The strength is governed by the ministry of defense the Pentagon.
The new initiative stems from a desire on the part of president Donald Trump, have encountered political resistance in Washington.
But The White House insists that it will not allow other countries are leading when it comes to the ability and capacity to wage war with satellitvåben.
Trump has up to christmas officially signed documents, which ensures the financial means for a military force in the room.
At a military base near Washington significant Trump in a speech on Friday the room as "the new domain of warfare".
- We are facing serious threats to our national security, and american superiority in space is of vital importance, said Trump.
It is the UNITED states's first new military strength for over 70 years.
Strength are going to hear during the us air force and will be the sixth guard in the US military. The other guard is the army, air force, navy, and marine corps provide naval combat forces to crisis areas, and the coast guard.
The new organization is an expansion of rumkommandoen - Space Command - which was created in august.
It is inserted according to the BBC, in the work with an initial amount of 40 million dollar (270 million dollars) in the first year. It represents just a fraction of the total military budget of 738 billion dollars (nearly 5000 billion dollars).
the space program among other things they protect hundreds of u.s. communications and surveillance satellites.
the Secretary of the u.s. air force, Barbara Barret, says that the strength is going to consist of 16,000 individuals from the air force and civilian employees.
The new rumkommando has been created at a time when the UNITED states are experiencing, that China and Russia are pushing hard to weaken the american military position in outer space. India also has begun to rely heavily on technological development in the room.
The new rumkommando to be led by general John Raymond. Previously, he has been at the forefront of a similar unit in the american air defences.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 21 December 2019, 10:00