Russia Warns Against Trump's "Alarming" Plans For US Space Domination

21 June, 2018, 07:54 | Author: Myra Gill
  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order that he signed during a meeting of the National Space Council at the East Room of the White House

Bondarev pointed out that the creation of Trump's Space Force would require the U.S.to abandon the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, an worldwide agreement that establishes rules for the use and exploration of space.

Trump on Monday had said at a speech in the White House that "America will always be the first in space" and he won't like being led by Russian Federation and China along with countries.

He added: "We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal".

"The militarization of space is a path toward catastrophe", Viktor Bondarev, a Russian parliamentarian told reporters following Trump's announcement on Monday. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers". A defense official said in a statement that the "Joint Staff will work closely with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, other DOD stakeholders and the Congress to implement the president's guidance". And Trump can't simply demand that it is created.

A senior congressional aide said that Trump's order is consistent with efforts by members of Congress over the past two years to find a way to dedicate additional resources to the country's warfighting in space.


In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower established two separate space programs - a civilian one that became NASA, and a military one.

We will establish a long-term presence, expand our economy, and build the foundation for the eventual mission to Mars - which is actually going to happen very quickly'.

While Russia has a branch of the military called "space forces", their activities are "purely defensive", she stressed.

The White House released no details about how the space force will be set up. Have a say in our informal poll, and feel free to elaborate in the comment section.

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