U.S. to establish Space Force by 2020

U.S. to establish Space Force by 2020

"What was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and adversarial, today other nations are seeking to disrupt our space based systems and challenge American supremacy in space", Pence said.

He said that the report "identifies concrete steps that our administration will take to lay the foundation for a new Department of the Space Force".

His comments were met by enthusiastic applause from the onlooking crowd.

In the video, the President continued: 'We may even have a Space Force.

Retired People's Liberation Army colonel Yue Gang said the arms race between the US, China and Russian Federation had already begun in space, and it was escalating. Trump claims the new branch of the military is necessary to combat new threats to American nationa security.

A campaign email offering design ideas for the new Space Force logo began to circulate on Thursday, August 8, and the internet had a swift and brutal reaction.

If a new assistant secretary were added for space, DoD would have to ask Congress to authorize it or it could eliminate an existing position.

Currently, the United States Air Force has a Space Command entity that tackles numerous issues Pence explained the Space Force would be needed for.

A much anticipated Pentagon report on the reorganization of the space components of the Defense Department was scheduled to be submitted to Congress on August 1 but was more than a week late, according to a spokesman, to allow more time for additional coordination.

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"This is a process we're in".

Despite his endorsement, the Defence Secretary has previously opposed launching an expensive new service. There is now no details and no timetable, but the establishment of a new military branch to oversee war fighting in space would require congressional approval.

Trump tweeted: "Space Force all the way!" Only Congress has the authority to establish a new branch of the military-something that hasn't happened since the U.S. Air Force was founded in 1947.

The US has outlined plans to "prepare for the next battlefield" by creating a new "Space Force" to counter the threat of China and Russian Federation. "The idea would be similar to how special operations forces from across the military services are distributed to various commands".

Former astronaut and retired US Navy Captain Mark Kelly said that while US Vice-President Mike Pence was right about the threats in outer space, the military was already handling them.

Mr Trump wants to counter Russian and Chinese developments in space tech. We don't need Space Force.

The vice president also said the White House was working on establishing bipartisan support.

"The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers".

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