Pence: Space Force military branch to be established by 2020

09 August, 2018, 23:15 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Donald Trump's 'Space Force' meets resistance in Pentagon, insiders say

Trump marked Pence's announcement with a tweet: "Space Force all the way!"

The US vice-president Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate US Space Force as a sixth military service by 2020.

Pence said this is needed to expedite innovation and lean out red tape.The Air Force has already begun to transform its Space and Missile Systems Center but DoD will "accelerate and extend this transformation to all services by creating a joint Space Development Agency".

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Mattis said he was in support of the creation of a separate combatant command for space, adding that his department was in "complete alignment with the president's concerns about protecting our assets in space".

Mr. Mattis added that he's been in close consultation with Mr. Pence, who heads the White House's National Space Council, and other top administration officials.

Mr Trump's plans for a Space Force require approval by Congress, with a budget for the scheme to be outlined next year.

The creation of a Space Force has met with opposition, inside and out of the Pentagon. "However, going forward there probably will need to be an increase in resources to buy improved capabilities and more warfighters as the Space Force matures".


"Recently, our advisories have been working to bring new weapons of war into space itself".

Pence said that the Space Force would not be created from scratch, but rather re-organize existing space programs and personnel.

The current branches of the U.S. military are the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force.

A new assistant secretary of defense for space: A position that will help transition eventually to a "fully independent Secretary of the Space Force in the years ahead" who will report to Secretary of Defense Mattis.

But 56 years later, space plays a vital role in just about every aspect of modern warfare, with many military technologies reliant on a network of sensors and satellites floating in orbit. The move could significantly reorganize the military and potentially strip the Air Force of some of its key responsibilities. 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. In 2007, China destroyed one of its dead weather satellites with a missile.

"Both nations are also investing heavily in what is known as hypersonic missiles created to fly up to five miles per second at such low altitudes that they could potentially evade detection via our missile defence radars". We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force - separate but equal. "But history proves that peace only comes through strength".

Star Wars fan and comedy writer Brian Santa Maria is hoping that camping out for Star Wars: Episode I tickets back in 1999 will now qualify him for a Space Force GI Bill.

Recommended:

  • Jarvis Landry steals 'Hard Knocks' with powerful speech

    Jarvis Landry steals 'Hard Knocks' with powerful speech

    A scene later in the episode shows how Jackson is determined to stay focused on work even as word gets out around the team. You've got other top-level rookies such as fellow top-five pick Deznel Ward, and Nick Chubb and Austin Corbett.
    Iggy Azalea Confirms She's Single, Appears To Accept Life Of Solitude

    Iggy Azalea Confirms She's Single, Appears To Accept Life Of Solitude

    In the comment section, Azalea flirted, writing: 'I could think of a few other things to call you'. One Instagram user was straightforward and asked Hopkins if he and Azalea were dating.
    Ruby Rose will be playing Batwoman for CW show

    Ruby Rose will be playing Batwoman for CW show

    In case you missed it yesterday, Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in a standalone TV series set to debut on the CW in 2019 . Kate Kane is the second Batwoman in DC Comics' history, with the first being Kathy Kane, Bruce's aunt and Kate's mother.
  • Original Aerosmith tour van found buried in MA  woods

    Original Aerosmith tour van found buried in MA woods

    A van used by Aerosmith during a tour of New England in the 1970s has been found abandoned in the woods of a small town in MA . Proving that you're never too old to rock n' roll, Tabano was even willing to recreate his pose in the photo for the episode.
    Rite Aid and Albertsons terminate merger amid opposition to deal

    Rite Aid and Albertsons terminate merger amid opposition to deal

    As a result, the special meeting of Rite Aid's stockholders, which was to be held on August 9, 2018, will not take place. In September 2017, the two companies announced a scaled back version for almost 2,000 of Rite Aid's stores.
    Lions Named As Potential Landing Spot For Raiders DE Khalil Mack

    Lions Named As Potential Landing Spot For Raiders DE Khalil Mack

    Oakland star linebacker Khalil Mack has yet to report to Raiders training camp, as part of a holdout for a new deal. Any team that's willing to acquire Mack would presumably be willing to hand him a massive new contract.
  • Indonesia quake : Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

    Indonesia quake : Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

    The Indonesian Red Cross is focusing relief efforts on the northern areas of Lombok where aid has not yet reached. The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring a longer battery life -- and Fortnite

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring a longer battery life -- and Fortnite

    If you thought the leaked pricing on Lazada was too much, you'll be happy to know that it's actually priced significantly lower. For Samsung, the Galaxy Note line has served as both a spring of innovation as well as a source of unprecedented controversy.
    'The Flash' New Season 5 Suit Leaks

    'The Flash' New Season 5 Suit Leaks

    And for what it's worth, we just can't wait to see what wonderful upgrades Barry is going to get with his season 5 suit. It all started this week when a pic of the actor in costume on the set of the upcoming season leaked.
  • Celtic reject Fulham offer for Dedryck Boyata

    Celtic reject Fulham offer for Dedryck Boyata

    Boyata has won the title in each of his three seasons at Celtic since moving to the club from Manchester City in 2015. Brendan Rodgers , though, doesn't seem keen to let the player go.
    Next Year's Oscars Will Feature

    Next Year's Oscars Will Feature "Popular" Movies And Will Be Much Shorter

    In order to fit all the awards into the new 3-hour timeslot, certain awards will be presented during commercial breaks. The letter also announced that the 92nd Oscars will air in an earlier date: February 9, 2020.
    Ex-NFL Lineman Greg Hardy KOs UFC Opponent In 17 Seconds

    Ex-NFL Lineman Greg Hardy KOs UFC Opponent In 17 Seconds

    "I'm here for business", Hardy said while stating his case for a shot in the UFC sooner rather than later. I wasn't aware, I was in the zone. "I was going to keep punching until the referee pulled me off".


Popular

Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling in northern Gaza
Three Palestinians were reportedly killed and dozens injured, mostly by Israeli ammunition during the protests. Israel has said they only opened fire in self-defence or on people trying to infiltrate its territory.

Pochettino praises Spurs' 'massive' summer effort retain Kane and other stars
There have been no ins or outs at Tottenham this summer, while other Premier League big guns have made significant investments. That is a fantastic experience, for him to translate to our team. "Sure, we are going to be better, no doubt about that".

Everton confirm Bernard transfer: Winger explains move as Toffees complete THREE deals
Barca had hoped to sell him permanently but initial interest from Arsenal and Valencia failed to materialise into a serious offer. Moments later they also confirmed that Portugal global Gomes would join the Premier League side on loan.

Ford built its 10 millionth Mustang in Detroit today
Now in its sixth generation, the Mustang received a mid-life facelift in 2017. The Ford Mustang is by far the most iconic muscle auto known to mankind.

Lindsay Lohan Says Women Who Speak Out About #MeToo 'Look Weak'
The 32-year-old actress is now living in Mykonos, Greece, and owns cabanas for rent at her Lohan Beach House. Lindsay previously caused controversy after publishing a video in which she defended Harvey Weinstein .

Kawhi thanks Pop, Spurs fans in farewell letter
While I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career, I'll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio! THANK YOU Pop I'll always be grateful for my growth under your guidance.

Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400
A New York Times investigation said it was likely at least 1 ,000 Puerto Ricans were killed by the storm in the US territory. The island's government conceded this news in a report filed to Congress earlier this week.

Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life'
Prosecutors are contending that Paul Manafort lied to a bank to obtain millions of dollars in loans on New York City properties. On the seventh day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's criminal trial, the prosecution wasn't ready to rest.

Darren Burgess Reveals What Unai Emery Most Wanted To Change At Arsenal
The Spanish manager took charge of Arsenal just a few months ago as Arsene Wenger's replacement. It's been great getting to know him".

Iran Sympathizes with Indonesia over Fatal Quake
A man walks near the ruins of a shop after an quake hit on Sunday in Pemenang, Lombok island , Indonesia , August 7, 2018. The Bali and Lombok airports continued operating on Sunday night, according to the director general of civil aviation.