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Steve Carell Is Making A Show About The Space Force Similar To 'The Office'
Comedian Steve Carell will be starring in an upcoming Netflix show about the new Space Force that's being described as a "workplace comedy."
Yeah, that's right. The Office, but in freaking space.
According to Variety, Carell has teamed up with Office producer Greg Daniels for the new series, which was teased in a short video from Netflix released Wednesday. The promo mentioned that it was "coming soon."
"The goal of the new branch is 'to defend satellites from attack' and 'perform other space-related tasks,'" the promo said. "Or something."
It added: "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out."
The White House directed the Pentagon to create a Space Command in December, which was billed by The Washington Post as a "significant step toward the administration's ultimate goal of establishing a department known as the Space Force that would become the first new branch of the Armed Services since the Air Force was created in 1947."
As Task & Purpose's Jeff Schogol previously reported:
Space Force would have a total of six bases in California, Colorado, and Florida, according to a draft of the Pentagon's plan for the service that was obtained by Defense One. The internal plan also delves into creating a Space National Guard and Space Force Reserve.
In the draft plan, Space Force would absorb some of the Army, Navy, and Air Force's space capabilities, but those services would still have people and equipment for their individual space needs, Defense One first reported on Monday.
Watch the teaser below:
Space Force | Announcement [HD] | Netflix www.youtube.com
The U.S. military's seemingly never-ending mission supporting civil authorities along the southwestern border will last at least another year.
On Sept. 3, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide a total of up to 5,500 troops along the border until Sept. 30, 2020, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, said on Monday.
For U.S. service members who have fought alongside the Kurds, President Donald Trump's decision to approve repositioning U.S. forces in Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion is a naked betrayal of valued allies.
"I am ashamed for the first time in my career," one unnamed special operator told Fox News Jennifer Griffin.
In a Twitter thread that went viral, Griffin wrote the soldier told her the Kurds were continuing to support the United States by guarding tens of thousands of ISIS prisoners even though Turkey had nullified an arrangement under which U.S. and Turkish troops were conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to allow the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, to withdraw.
"The Kurds are sticking by us," the soldier told Griffin. "No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us."
Editor's note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.
The exercise, from Oct. 15-17, will involve around 12,000 military personnel, as well as aircraft, including strategic nuclear bombers, surface ships and submarines, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.