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The United States wants to establish a military space force.
Astronauts won’t be armed any time soon, but according to Vice-President Mike Pence, China and Russia have been developing airborne lasers and anti-satellite missiles that need to be countered.
“The space environment has fundamentally changed in the last generation,” said Mr Pence, as he outlined what the new force
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