Space Force will start small but let Trump claim a big win
Last updated 12/28/2019 at 8:54pm
The Associated Press National Security Writer
President Donald Trump celebrated the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years, Friday, Dec. 20.
In signing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes Space Force, Trump claimed a victory for one of his top national security priorities just two days after being impeached by the House.
It is part of a $1.4 trillion government spending package – including the Pentagon's budget – that provides a steady stream of financing for Trump's U.S.-Mexico border fence and reverses unpopular...