President Trump keeps winning and the Democrats keep losing. After the explosive IG report dropped that exposed the FBI’s misdeeds and ruined the media’s credibility, Trump is scoring some key bipartisan victories.
He got the USMCA done – the Senate must agree but they should not be a problem – and he just scored a huge win with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
That bill creates for the first time something Trump has long championed – a new branch of the armed services, the Space Force. And believe me, every single foreign power hears this loud and clear.
“People have been trying to kill this baby in the womb for the last three years, and I believe there is going to be some people who want to see it die in the crib,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), said. “We’re not going to let that happen.”
Trump said of the historic deal: “Wow! All of our priorities have made it into the final NDAA: Pay Raise for our Troops, Rebuilding our Military, Paid Parental Leave, Border Security, and Space Force! Congress – don’t delay this anymore! I will sign this historic defense legislation immediately!”
With the passage of the USMCA, the cracking down on China, creation of a Space Force
From Popular Mechanics:
It’s really happening. A bipartisan budget agreement for 2020 will see the creation of a new branch of the military specifically oriented towards space. The United States Space Force will be the first new service branch in more than 60 years, tasked to ensure America’s freedom to operate in outer space—or take space away from somebody else.
According to a draft of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Agreement, also known as the 2020 U.S. defense budget, the Pentagon will redesignate the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command the U.S. Space Force, spinning it off from an arm of the Air Force into a separate service.
The service will be headed by a Chief of Space Operations, similar to how the U.S. Navy is headed by a Chief of Naval Operations and consist of “the space forces and such assets as may be organic therein.”
That’s pretty ambiguous language but probably means most of the Air Force’s space assets, from satellite launching facilities like Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to spacecraft ground control bases like Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado.
It’ll also include America’s network of GPS satellites, the X-37B spaceplane, and other military space assets. The Space Force will also likely strip away a smaller number of assets and personnel from the U.S. Army and Navy.
President @realDonaldTrump made a promise to the American people that our Nation will maintain leadership in space and the agreement reached on the NDAA marks a historic step by establishing the sixth branch of the military, the Space Force! Promises Made, Promises Kept!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) December 11, 2019