Trump administration launches Space Force to prepare for 'next battlefield'

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In June, President Trump "directed the Department of Defense to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces", Pence said in a speech at the Pentagon.

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Pentagon on Thursday, laying out the case, and the timeline, President Trump's administration is setting for the establishment of a space-specific branch of the us military.

Tweeting, he said: "The next generation of Americans to confront the emerging threats in the boundless expanse of space will be wearing the uniform of the United States of America". Space Force, a new military branch, but how would that agency differ from the Air Force Space Command, which already oversees much of the country's defense assets in space?

Ultimately, Congress must establish the new department, the vice president said.

Nonetheless the Pentagon has endorsed the program with design ideas already having been released for the force's official logo.

On Thursday, though, Mattis endorsed the space management changes that would utilize members of existing military branches.

PHOTO: Logos for the new Space Force were released by the Trump campaign to supporters to vote for their favorite, August 9, 2018.

· The creation of a unified controlling body called the US Space Command by the end of this year that would have resources for defending American interests in space.

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He did, however, say the Pentagon was in "complete agreement" with the White House.

Yesterday the Trump campaign (which is still in operation, and taking in money) revealed a set of Space Force logos.

The idea is part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which became law in December and defines the force as "a separate military department responsible for the national security space activities". Current and former top Air Force leaders have said the new branch could create unnecessary organizational headaches and bureaucracy, and even Defense Secretary James Mattis has spoken out against the idea, although Mattis has backed the idea of a space combatant command. Both the Republican chairman and the highest ranking Democrat on the House armed services subcommittee also came out in support of creating the force, but it has plenty of critics in Congress as well. If the United States leaves its satellites vulnerable to new Russian and Chinese weapons, the likelihood that these weapons will be used increases, he argued.

Russian Federation and China have made significant advancements, challenging the United States' assets in space. One of the designs is clearly based on the current logo of NASA, the civilian USA space agency.

In concurrence with Pence's speech, the Pentagon laid out its plans to form the new branch of the USA military in a 15-page report, identifying immediate steps of action.

Be that as it may, the administration is starting to fill out some details about what might go into a space force. "And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength".

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 Air Force now oversees some of the most critical space-based capabilities.

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

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