1 of 7: Today, @POTUS Trump signed a memo directing the @DeptofDefense to establish a US Space Command as a unified combatant command.
2 of 7: This action reflects the value of space contributions to national security, the evolution of the threats to U.S. space systems, and the importance of deterring potential adversaries from attacking U.S. space systems.
3 of 7: It is urgent that we address space as a warfighting domain and this combatant command is a critical step in that direction. U.S. Space Command will allow us to accelerate our space capabilities to defend our National interests and deter our adversaries.
4 of 7: While we establish this new combatant command, we continue to develop a legislative proposal to meet President Trump’s vision for a Space Force as a sixth U.S. military service.
5 of 7: Once both organizations are fully operational, the differences between Space Force and U.S. Space Command will largely parallel those of the other five military services and four functional combatant commands.
6 of 7: The Space Force will serve as a force provider for personnel, assets, and capabilities supporting space operations while Space Command will serve as the operational command that will employ space capabilities and lead space operations.
7 of 7: We will work with Congress to determine the timeline to full operational capability for US Space Command.
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