The Trump administration reveals a plan to create Space Force, merchandise

The possible logos of a Space Force were launched by the Trump campaign on Thursday

President Trump's reelection campaign for 2020 sent a fundraising email on Thursday asking supporters to vote on their favorite Space Force logo for future products of the Trump campaign, which offers a choice of six.

The survey comes when the administration announced its ambitious plan to start a new & # 39; Space Force & # 39; as the sixth branch of the armed forces by 2020.

"As a way to celebrate President Trump's great announcement, our campaign will sell a new line of equipment," read the campaign email.

The possible logos of a Space Force were launched by the Trump campaign on Thursday

The possible logos of a Space Force were launched by the Trump campaign on Thursday

Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon: & # 39; Space Force all the way! & # 39;

Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon: & # 39; Space Force all the way! & # 39;

Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon: & # 39; Space Force all the way! & # 39;

Trump has firmly defended the idea of ​​creating a space-focused military service with the same stature as the Air Force and the Army, turning his dreams of a "Space Force" into a battle cry for supporters of political events.

The vice president of EE. In the United States, Mike Pence, in a speech at the Pentagon, described the Space Force as "an idea whose time has come."

"America will always seek peace in space, as on Earth, but history shows that peace only comes through force, and in the outer space, the United States Space Force will be that fortress in the world. next years, "said Pence.

He added that Congress must now act to establish and finance the department.

Trump also tweeted: & # 39; Space Force all the way! & # 39;

The Space Force would be responsible for a range of crucial military capabilities based on the US space. UU., That includes from satellites that allow the Global Positioning System (GPS) to sensors that help track the launch of missiles.

The proposal, however, was scorned by opponents and may have difficulty taking off in a divided Congress.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at an event about the creation of a United States Space Force on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Pentagon. Pence says that the time has come to establish a new US Space Force. UU To ensure US dominance in space in the midst of further completion and threats from China and Russia.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at an event about the creation of a United States Space Force on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Pentagon. Pence says that the time has come to establish a new US Space Force. UU To ensure US dominance in space in the midst of further completion and threats from China and Russia.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at an event about the creation of a United States Space Force on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Pentagon. Pence says that the time has come to establish a new US Space Force. UU To ensure US dominance in space in the midst of further completion and threats from China and Russia.

An assistant takes notes with & # 39; Space Force & # 39; written during an event with the vice president of EE. UU Mike Pence, not photographed, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

An assistant takes notes with & # 39; Space Force & # 39; written during an event with the vice president of EE. UU Mike Pence, not photographed, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

An assistant takes notes with & # 39; Space Force & # 39; written during an event with the vice president of EE. UU Mike Pence, not photographed, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

President Donald Trump holds an executive order he signed during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House on June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC

President Donald Trump holds an executive order he signed during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House on June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC

President Donald Trump holds an executive order he signed during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House on June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC

Critics see its creation as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic effort, a vanity project that simply eliminates the work that is already being done effectively by services such as the Air Force.

Democratic Senator Brian Schatz, who sits on the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said the Space Force was a "dumb idea." Although "Space Force" will not happen, it's dangerous to have a leader who can not be convinced with crazy ideas. "Schatz said on Twitter.

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said such a move would "destroy the Air Force." Senator Bernie Sanders said via Twitter & # 39; perhaps, just maybe & # 39; The government should guarantee health care before we start spending billions to militarize outer space.

However, although Pentagon leaders, including US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, once opposed the idea of ​​a Space Force, they lined up on Thursday to offer their support.

A Pentagon report released on Thursday includes tentative steps toward the creation of that organization.

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (L) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) welcome Vice President Mike Pence (C) to the Pentagon ahead of President Trump's Vice President of Space Force's much anticipated speech in Arlington, Virginia , On August 9. 2018

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (L) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) welcome Vice President Mike Pence (C) to the Pentagon ahead of President Trump's Vice President of Space Force's much anticipated speech in Arlington, Virginia , On August 9. 2018

US Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (L) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) welcome Vice President Mike Pence (C) to the Pentagon ahead of President Trump's Vice President of Space Force's much anticipated speech in Arlington, Virginia , On August 9. 2018

A unified combat command known as the United States Space Command would be formed by the end of 2018, according to a copy reviewed by Reuters.

In a nod to the current role of the Air Force, the Pentagon report recommended that the Space Command be initially led by the commander of the Air Force Space Command, which would have a double hat.

One of the arguments in favor of devoting more resources to the Space Command or the Space Command is that American rivals like Russia and China seem to be increasingly prepared to attack the space-based capabilities of the US. UU In case of conflict.

"It's becoming a contested war struggle domain and we have to adapt to that reality," Mattis said.

The United States is a member of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits the parking of weapons of mass destruction in space and only permits the use of the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful purposes.

Former US Navy astronaut and retired Captain Mark Kelly said Thursday that although Pence was right about threats in outer space, the army was already driving them.

There is a threat, but today it is handled by the United States Air Force. (It does not make sense to build another level of bureaucracy in an incredibly bureaucratic Defense Department, "Kelly told MSNBC.

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