'Time Has Come' For US Space Force, Sixth Military Branch: Mike Pence
12 August, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
Followers were emailed: "President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE - a groundbreaking endeavour for the future of America and the final frontier".
Why? Pence cited China and Russian Federation as potential threats to American satellites that warranted the creation of defense systems as a response. 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.
"In an impassioned address, he said that space was no longer a "peaceful sanctuary but a domain of conflict" and it was in the national interest to ensure that the U.S. "[adapts] to that reality". A formal proposal to establish the Space Force will be included in next year's National Defense Authorization Act, and that bill will include all funding details.
There is no independent military branch focused on space, but there is a sizable space command within the air force.
EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS/NewscomThe Trump Administration is throwing its full faith and credit behind the idea of creating an honest-to-God, no-holds-barred Space Force.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has endorsed steps to reorganize the military's space warfighting forces and create a new command, but has previously opposed launching an expensive new service.
The Space Command would prepare for conflicts in space and would be led by a four-star general.
President Donald Trump's proposal to create the US Space Force will take years to implement at best, but that's not stopping his re-election campaign from fundraising with branded merchandise.
He also said Russian Federation and China were developing weapons, such as hypersonic missiles, to launch attacks from space here on Earth. But he stopped short of endorsing a full-fledged Space Force.
The country already boasts an Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force. We've seen repeatedly where the Air Force has reached into space program funds to put them against fighter jets, bombers, tankers.
In what was at first considered to a be a joke, President Donald Trumpannounced in June 2018 that he is directing the Pentagon to create an independent service branch called a "Space Force", that would ensure American dominance in space.
On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called Pence "the point man" on issues pertaining to the U.S. military and space. The chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces-Rep.
Those, by the way, aren't the first logos designed for Space Force.
Finally, the report calls for clear lines of responsibility and accountability to manage the process of establishing and growing the Space Force, including the appointment of an assistant secretary of defense for space, the vice president said.
"It is becoming a contested war fighting domain and we have to adapt to that reality", Mattis said.
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