July 03, 2017

Starship Troopers: US to create military 'Space Corps' in Air Force overhaul

Members of the US House Armed Services Committee have voted to create a 'Space Corps', a sixth branch of the country's armed forces focused on military maneuvers beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
The space corps, which has yet to gain full approval, would absorb all of the Air Force's current space missions under the umbrella of a new US Space Command. It would also make the head of the new service the eighth member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The plan, which could be implemented as soon as January 2019, has been developed as part of a radical reorganization of the US Air Force.




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