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Offbeat Russian Embassy trolls Trump campaign with its own 'Space Force' logo

02:20  11 august  2018
02:20  11 august  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump wants a Space Force, but Pentagon has different idea

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The Russian Embassy in the United States appeared to troll President Trump ’s campaign for unveiling logos for the new " Space Force " with logos of their own . The image modifies the existing flag for the Russian Space Forces into a Trump -style logo .

The Russian Embassy appeared to boldly troll the US Friday following the Trump administration's announcement of a Space Force .

  Russian Embassy trolls Trump campaign with its own 'Space Force' logo © Provided by The Hill

The Russian Embassy in the United States appeared to troll President Trump's campaign for unveiling logos for the new "Space Force" with logos of their own.

"Good morning, Space Forces!" the Embassy tweeted Friday morning, including a graphic of a rocket and the Russian flag.

The image modifies the existing flag for the Russian Space Forces into a Trump-style logo.

The tweet also links to the Russian Ministry of Defense's own Space Forces website.

The Russian Space Forces, a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, is a military group for space operations that develops military and integrated satellite systems.

Pence will visit Pentagon to discuss a Space Force

  Pence will visit Pentagon to discuss a Space Force Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the future of the US military in space, including the potential for establishing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, multiple US officials tell CNN. Two sources in the vice president's office confirmed his visit to the Pentagon. Pence's arrival is expected to coincide with the release of the Department of Defense's report to Congress on the recommended organization and management structure of space components for the department. The report on space and the US military was delayed and not unveiled on Aug. 1 as originally anticipated.

Shortly after President Donald Trump 's re-election campaign asked its supporters Thursday which Space Force logo it should put on merchandise, Russia offered a suggestion of its own . Seeming to troll the administration over its desire to create a sixth military branch for space

The Russian Embassy in the United States early Friday morning seemingly mocked President Donald Trump 's campaign for a logo for the administration's newly announced " Space Force ."

The jab from the embassy came a day after Trump's 2020 reelection campaign asked supporters in an email to vote on one of six logos that could be displayed on future Space Force merchandise.

When users select their favorite logo, they are directed to a page to make a donation to the Trump campaign.

Trump, in June, directed the Pentagon to "immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces."

The Department of Defense released a report on Thursday that outlined the plans to establish the new military brach by 2020.

The U.S. military already has a Space Command under the Air Force, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., but the new Space Force would unify activities and 30,000 employees.

In a speech Thursday, Vice President Pence detailed the first steps to establish the Space Force and called for it to be ready by 2020.

Pence said Russia, China, North Korea and Iran for years "have pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground."

He also said those countries "have been working to bring new weapons of war into space itself."

GOP leaders in House back Trump's Space Force .
Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told The Associated Press "it's a smart way" to address growing investments by China and Russia in space. GOP Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, also backs Trump's plan, an aide said. The Space Force would be the first new branch of the military since the creation of the Air Force in 1947. Congress would need to fund it, which is expected to cost billions. A budget is being prepared for the coming fiscal year. It's not clear it would win support.

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