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Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020

Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020

A report outlining the results of the study will be released later today.

"There will be no Millennium Falcon, no Jedis or Wookiees we are sad to report", the Fox News host said. Then, on Thursday afternoon, the Trump/Pence team sent out an email asking for readers to vote on one of six proposed logos for Space Force that will be used on a "new line of gear".

"Just as we've done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield", he said.

However Mattis has since echoed support for Trump's position, saying Tuesday that he was "in complete alignment with the president's concern about protecting our assets in space that contribute to our security, to our economy". Namely, the Outer Space Treaty, to which the U.S. has been party since 1967, bans states from testing any weapons in outer space, or establishing military bases on the Moon and other celestial bodies.

"As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a war-fighting domain", he said.

Citing Russia and China, he said that for years US adversaries have "pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground". In 2007, China fired a missile to destroy an aged weather satellite, demonstrating in a dramatic fashion its ability to deploy anti-satellite weapons. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., leaders of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said in a statement.

"Other nations are seeking to disrupt our space-based systems and challenge American supremacy in space as never before", the vice president said. "But history proves that peace only comes through strength", he added.

The Pentagon will hire space experts to create the new force which will be headed by a four-star general and be operational by 2020.

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It is a country that has great significance in the world, that is making progress in the area of human rights. He said: "Canada made a mistake and they know what they need to do to correct it".

"Our nation's armed forces have always been the vanguard of advancing American leadership here on Earth and beyond", Pence said.

First, the report calls for the creation of the U.S. Space Command, a new unified combatant command for space.

Currently, the Air Force oversees most space capabilities and there is some push back from officials who worry Space Force's mission would be duplicative and create turf wars.

Democratic Senator Brian Schatz said on Twitter that Space Force "won't happen".

The Trump administration aims to have the Space Force up and running by 2020, Pence said.

"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", he said, repeating Trump's call for Congress to invest an additional US$8 billion in USA space security systems over the next five years.

According to Pence, this militarized Space Force would be part of the Defense Department, and they meant to create it by 2020.

In June, he directed the Pentagon to create the Space Force, but it wasn't until today we learned details about what the creation of the new branch will be. "It will require collaboration, diligence and, above all, leadership". He said the administration was working with Congress on legislation. President Trump has also called on Congress to appropriate $8 billion for space security systems over the next five years.


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