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Space Force to Become Sixth Branch of Armed Forces

Space Force to Become Sixth Branch of Armed Forces

The email came as Vice President Mike Pence appeared at the Pentagon to hail the proposed Space Force. Initially an assistant secretary of defense for space, this position will be "key to the critical transition to a fully indecent Secretary of the Space Force in the years ahead", said Pence.

Rather than building up a Space Force from scratch, the Pentagon will take individuals and units working on space programs in the Air Force and other branches, with the objective of having the "United States Department of the Space Force" by 2020.

"By 1945, the American military had almost 30 times the number of planes and 85 times the number of pilots and support crews compared to just six years earlier", he said.

The U.S. military is not new to the space game.

"Third, the report calls for a new joint organization - the Space Development Agency - that will ensure the men and women of the Space Force have the cutting-edge warfighting capabilities that they need and deserve", he said.

The vice president asserted the administration is seeking to add the new military branch by 2020.

Deborah James, who served as Air Force secretary for the final three years of the Obama administration, estimated it would be five to 10 years before a separate service would be fully formed.

It's going to take a lot more than a few grandiose speeches from Trump and Pence in order for the Space Force idea to come to fruition, though.




President Donald Trump tweeted: "Space Force all the way!". "This is a process we're in".

Former astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly on Thursday said a separate military branch devoted to space was redundant and wasteful, and that while Pence was right about the threats in outer space, the military was already handling them.

Each of the logos features the words "Space Force".

Congress would have to approve a new military service, and lawmakers have been divided on the idea.

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence speaks during an event on the creation of a United States Space Force at the Pentagon on Thursday. "I don't think so". It also oversees Air Force cyberwarfare. Satellites provide communications, navigation, intelligence and other services vital to the military and the national economy. 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.

Pence also announced their intent to set up a new combatant command.

The vast United States military divides the globe into various commands, such as Central Command in the Middle East or Indo-Pacific Command in Asia, and so a new Space Command would be on an equal footing with these.

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