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Space Force: everything you need to know about the White House proposal

12 August, 2018, 00:30 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • All you need to know about US Space Force

But Mr Pence was carrying the Trump message loud and clear today, describing space as "crowded and adversarial".

"Just as we've done in ages past, the United States will meet the merging threats on this new battlefield", he said in a speech at the Pentagon.

Speaking to an audience at the Pentagon, as he set out more details about the proposal, vice-president Mike Pence said: "The time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces".

In a speech at the Pentagon, the vice president also announced plans to establish a new combatant command - U.S. Space Command - as well as a Space Operations Force and a new joint organization called the Space Development Agency.

It would require a new headquarters and major organizational changes.

He then went on to play a video of the US President discussing the new military branch from 'stardate March 13, where supreme leader Trump addressed a confused planet.

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He did, however, say the Pentagon was in "complete agreement" with the White House. But proponents say the proposal is meant to be a serious response to threats from other nations-including Russian Federation and China-to USA military and commercial operations in space.

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EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS/NewscomThe Trump Administration is throwing its full faith and credit behind the idea of creating an honest-to-God, no-holds-barred Space Force.

The email offered six logos that will be featured on future Trump campaign gear.

Some Republican lawmakers expressed support for the project, but many Democrats derided the idea as a money pit that would jeopardize other priorities.

But retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly - a former Navy pilot, combat veteran, four-time space-flyer, and the identical twin brother of the former astronaut Scott Kelly - doesn't support the plan, and some members of Congress have also voiced their distaste for the idea. Space is vital to the way the United States wages war; the Pentagon's satellites are used for missile-defense warnings, guiding precision munitions, and providing communications and reconnaissance. Another option (bottom left) has the same background as NASA's logo, but features the silhouette of a space shuttle along with "SPACE FORCE". Both nations have conducted sophisticated in-orbit satellite activities that can maneuver their space assets into close proximity to American space systems.

Pence outlined a plan that the Department of Defense will deliver to Congress, which must approve the creation of a new military branch.

Boosting its space capabilities further would allow the country to identify and target distant forces, improve surveillance and restrict enemy access to strategic locations, the report said.

"Although "Space Force" won't happen, it's risky to have a leader who can not be talked out of insane ideas", Senator Schatz said on Twitter. Created in 1982, it is headquartered at Peterson air force base in Colorado and oversees 30,000 people.

But just previous year, Mattis voiced skepticism concerning the need to create a separate Space Force.

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