US President Donald Trump has signed a decree on the creation of space forces. Given the threats to global Leadership of the USA in space is more important than ever, Trump said Tuesday at the White house in Washington.

“With today’s action, we will ensure that our nation is secure, that our interests are protected, and that our Power remains second to none,” said the President.

The new Space Force will remain, therefore, in addition to Air Force, army, coast guard, marine corps and Navy in the sixth part of the armed forces, but first of all, administratively within the air force. This was so far, for the largest part of the military space projects.

According to the decree, you should organize military space units for the defense “train and equip”. Among other things, the space forces will work closely with the secret service.

dpa