Since June 2018, US President Donald Trump has wanted to create a "space force" as the sixth branch of the US military. The order was given to the Pentagon to initiate the process necessary for the creation of the Space Force, with the objective of defending the American territory, on the pretext "a simple presence in space is not enough, we have to dominate space", said Trump. What is certain is that the budget needed to create the military force had to go through congress…
Funding for the initially budgeted 13 billion orders was then reduced to $ 100 million, reducing expenses by fitting Space Force into the Air Force itself, saving on infrastructure.
Almost a year later, the document National Defense Authorization Act For the fiscal year 2020 military budget it advanced $ 738 billion in total, listing a total of $ 72.4 million to create a space force headquarters.
Although the budget is lower than previously anticipated, it is expected to create an autonomous force, called the United States Space Force (USSF), but linked to the Air Force, similar to the relationship between the Marines and the Navy. The main function of this sixth branch of the army, the first in 60 years, is to provide greater freedom of space operations. The military structure is being created and there is no information on how many elements migrate from the Air Force to the new Space Force.