U.S. President Donald Trump signed a directive on Tuesday to outline the establishment of the Space Force as the newest branch of the military, reported VOA NEWS.
Space Policy Directive 4, which VOA obtained a copy of ahead of the signing, says the force will adapt U.S. national security "to deter aggression and protect our interest" in space.
Turkey and the U.S. should establish a base of action in a planned safe zone in Syria in order to ensure that "Syria goes in the right direction," former Pentagon and CIA chief Leon Panetta has told Hürriyet Daily News in a telephone interview.
United States President Donald Trump did it again. His unpredictability has just become a norm when shaping U.S. foreign policy. Although he denies it was not a surprise move, Trump's sudden decision for a complete pullout of all U.S.
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of the Patriot air and missile defense system to Turkey for an estimated total of $3.5 billion, the Pentagon said on Dec. 18.
The Pentagon has announced that American observation posts in northern Syria, meant to prevent altercations between the Turkish army and US-supported YPG, have been erected, despite Ankara's request to scrap the move.
U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signaling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of potential belt-tightening elsewhere in the government.
Turkey faces removal from the U.S.-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program if it continues its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, according to a Pentagon report obtained by Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.