TODAY: Trump To Sign Order Creating Space Force

USA Today reports:

President Donald Trump will sign a directive Tuesday creating the Space Force, a new branch of the military whose mission will be to monitor the heavens and protect the United States from attack, senior administration officials said.

Money for the new program will be included in the administration’s proposed budget for 2020 that will come out next month, officials told reporters Tuesday morning.

Eventually, a new undersecretary of Defense for Space will be named and the program – which will start as a division of the U.S. Air Force – will become the sixth armed service, joining the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.