Trump space force – a real need but hazy planning

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<pPresident Donald Trump<pBut his approach has left many struggling to understand basics such as what a Space Force would do and how much it might cost.

<pThe Pentagon is expected to have enough details by early next year to include a Space Force plan in its 2020 budget request.

<pThe idea has taken on a life of its own at Trump's rallies. That's partly due to his conflating of the nation's civilian space program with the military's separate role of providing space-based navigation and communications satellites.