Pence Announces New, Separate Space Force Launch By 2020

Donald Trump's 'Space Force' meets resistance in Pentagon, insiders say

Envisaged as the sixth branch of the American military, the White House wants the Space Force to be created by 2020, the end of Donald Trump's term in office.

Twitter took advantage of Vice President Mike Pence's speech at the Pentagon on Thursday to tackle Space Force with sci-fi references.

Pence announced the release of a Pentagon report on how to implement the president's vision.

"There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the U.S. Air Force today".

The creation of a role called the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space. "We have the direction from the president and we're underway".

U.S. Space Command will be responsible for directing the employment of the Space Force. "This new command ... will establish unified command and control for our Space Force operations, ensure integration across the military, and develop the space warfighting doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures of the future", he said.

"The Space Force will not be built from scratch", Pence said during his speech. "We're still putting it together".

Pence discussed actions China and Russian Federation have taken to militarize the space domain, and how Space Force will meet those challenge.

"Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea".

Military leaders have said repeatedly that modern warfare depends on space.

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The creation of the Space Operations Force. It leaves no doubt that the Pentagon is on board with the Space Force plan despite earlier reservations.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the military's space war-fighting forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed launching a pricey, new service.

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly says President TrumpDonald John TrumpOhio county finds hundreds of uncounted votes in already too-close-to-call special election Nunes suggested at private fundraiser that GOP majority is needed to protect Trump Ex-Bush spokesman: Trump shouldn't talk in his "loopy ways" to Mueller MORE's plan for a military branch with jurisdiction over outer space is "redundant" and "wasteful".

Military officials are concerned about the threats posed by China and Russian Federation in particular.

"In 2007, China launched a missile which tracked and destroyed one of its own satellites, a highly provocative demonstration of China's growing capability to militarise space". "We are going to have the Space Force", he said during a meeting of the National Space Council. Heather Wilson said an event last month at The Washington Post.

But the plan to create an entirely new branch of the service has rankled some in the Pentagon, who say it is unnecessary, and that the Air Force has for years looked after the nation's interests in orbit.

WASHINGTON-Faced with growing competition and threats from Russian Federation and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

Despite no details, and no timetable, the Space Force will require congressional approval.

The president has made it a priority to "restore America's proud history of leadership in space", Pence said.

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