Pence describes the plan for the new Space Force for 2020

In the face of growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House said on Thursday it would create the United States Space Force as a sixth separate military service by 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence told the Pentagon hearing that the plan fulfills President Donald Trump's commitment to guarantee US dominance in space, a domain that was once peaceful and unchallenged and has now become crowded and adverse. .

"Now is the time to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where the best and bravest of the United States will be summoned to deter and defeat a new generation of threats. to our people, to our nation, "said Pence. "The time has come to establish the United States Space Force."

Trump marked Pence's ad with a tweet: & # 39; Space Force all the way! & # 39;

In the face of growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House said on Thursday it would create the United States Space Force as a sixth separate military service by 2020.

In the face of growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House said on Thursday it would create the United States Space Force as a sixth separate military service by 2020.

In the face of growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House said on Thursday it would create the United States Space Force as a sixth separate military service by 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence told the Pentagon hearing that the plan complies with President Donald Trump's promise to guarantee US dominance in space. The president celebrated the announcement on Twitter from Bedminister

Vice President Mike Pence told the Pentagon hearing that the plan complies with President Donald Trump's promise to guarantee US dominance in space. The president celebrated the announcement on Twitter from Bedminister

Vice President Mike Pence told the Pentagon hearing that the plan complies with President Donald Trump's promise to guarantee US dominance in space. The president celebrated the announcement on Twitter from Bedminister

The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, backed the steps to reorganize the military space combat forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed to launch a new costly service.

The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, backed the steps to reorganize the military space combat forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed to launch a new costly service.

The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, backed the steps to reorganize the military space combat forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed to launch a new costly service.

Trump has called for a separate but equal spatial force, a complicated and costly move that requires congressional approval. On Thursday, Pence said the administration will work with Congress on the plan, and will outline a budget for next year.

The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, backed the steps to reorganize the military space combat forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed to launch a new and expensive service.

A new branch of the army would require layers of bureaucracy, military and civilian leaders, uniforms, equipment and an expansive support structure.

The Pentagon proposal presented to Congress on Thursday establishes plans to consolidate the Pentagon's space combat forces and make organizational changes to boost the acquisition and development of cutting-edge technologies.

The role of DOD in space has been under scrutiny due to the recognition that the United States is increasingly dependent on satellites that are difficult to protect in orbit.

Satellites provide communications, navigation, intelligence and other vital services for the military and the economy.

The US intelligence agencies UU They reported earlier this year that Russia and China are looking for "non-destructive and destructive" anti-satellite weapons to use in a future war.

And there are growing concerns about cyber attacks that could point to satellite technology, which could leave troops in combat without electronic communications or navigational skills.

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