Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

What is Trump’s proposed U.S. Space Force?

What is Trump’s proposed U.S. Space Force?

The debate is over.

The White House says that the Space Force will be created by 2020. "Space is essential to the nation's security and prosperity".

But the move has faced some signs of skepticism from the Defense Department.

He added: "America will always seek peace in space as on the earth but history proves that peace only comes through strength, and in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead".

Pence argued that the United States did not start this arms race.

"Absolutely we need to address space as a developing war-fighting domain", Mr. Mattis told reporters earlier this week. He worries that creating an all-new branch will just create more bureaucracy, Brumfiel reports.

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The creation of a new branch of the military - the first since the Air Force was created in the wake of World War II in 1947 - could require a significant reorganisation of the Pentagon.

He did, however, say the Pentagon was in "complete agreement" with the White House. This agency will streamline the process of ensuring the Space Force has the tools and technologies it needs when it needs them.

The DoD report dated August 9 is titled "Final Report on Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense".

But Trump has continued to push for a Space Force, so the idea may well become reality before long. "Under President Trump's leadership we will meet it head on". "The president has articulated a compelling vision for a Space Force that protects the US economy and way of life".

Trump's Space Force plan would go even further, creating a new branch with both a new member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a political appointee serving as a service secretary.

I camped out for Star Wars Episode 1 tickets for two days and now that Space Force is a thing I qualify for the GI Bill. Although Democrats have supported the idea in the past, some may withdraw support depending on the outcome of the mid-term election in November.

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The vast U.S. military divides the globe into various commands, such as Central Command in the Middle East or Indo-Pacific Command in Asia, and so a new Space Command would be on an equal footing with these.

Mr Trump ordered defence officials in June to "immediately" begin work on establishing the new sixth force. Many of these items will require changes to US law.

Thursday's announcement coincided with a report detailed by the Pentagon on how the newest branch of the USA military is set to work.

"At a time when we are trying to integrate the department's joint war-fighting functions, I do not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations", Mr. Mattis wrote past year.

It includes the establishment of a U.S. Space Command, a new combatant command focused on space as a warfighting domain.

The Pentagon report recommended that for now the unified command be in the hands of the Air Force, which currently oversees some of the most critical space-based capabilities. We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength. "So we're working it up what that actual organization will look like".

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