09:39 - 15/07/2017
The US House of Representatives approved the formation of a new branch of the army called "Space battalion" will cost management operations in space.
The measure faced opposition by President Donald Trump's management does not see the need to increase the military bureaucracy, the US military consists mainly of four branches are land, sea and air and Marines (Marines).
However, the supporters of the bill and a section of the House of Representatives believe that it is necessary to form a branch of the protection and control of military assets in space because of the strong dependence on the satellite.
It includes the National Defense Act, which passed the House of Representatives Friday an amendment provides for the formation of a "battalion space" through the transfer of functions overseen by the US Air Force is currently a separate command.
But it is unlikely to be formed this section immediately because the Senate version of the National Defense Act does not include this procedure. Finished / 25