Trump to DOD: 'Immediately begin' process of establishing 'space force' as sixth military branch

4:58 PM ET Mon, 18 June 2018

President Trump is directing the Pentagon to create "a space force" as the sixth military branch. The president first floated the idea in March as a part of his national security strategy. The White House, the Air Force and Secretary of Defense James Mattis disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military last year.