Pence said the new agency would help the Department of Defense "break free from ineffective and duplicative bureaucratic structures".
The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for a future Space Force, moving closer to an order from President Trump earlier this summer to create a sixth branch of the armed forces.
Military leaders have said repeatedly that modern warfare depends on space.
First, the report calls for the creation of the U.S. Space Command, a new unified combatant command for space. "We must have American dominance in space".
As a Hugo-winning scifi writer, I feel qualified to say: The United States needs quality health care for its people far more than it needs a "Space Force".
The White House said in a statement that "President Trump knows that space is integral to our American way of life and economic prosperity, and is a vital domain for national defense".
In attendance were Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and National Guard Bureau Chief Air Force Gen. Sean Lengyel.
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She said she had identified 31 accounts located in Cyprus, the Grenadines and the United Kingdom belonging to Manafort. Downing also asked Gates if he had submitted personal expenses to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee.
The vice president asserted the administration is seeking to add the new military branch by 2020.
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson has said such a move would "rip the Air Force apart". "It's risky to have a leader who can not be talked out of insane ideas".
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. He hailed a new report by the Pentagon on the force as a starting point. And Russia is working on an airborne laser to disrupt space-based systems, he added.
What's changed since then is that Trump has become increasingly focused on the subject and concluded that a new military branch is needed. "However, going forward there probably will need to be an increase in resources to buy improved capabilities and more warfighters as the Space Force matures".
"It is imperative that the United States adapts its policies, doctrine, and capabilities to protect our interests", the document states.
"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", the veep said during a speech at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON-Faced with growing competition and threats from Russian Federation and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.
Congress would have to approve a new military service, and lawmakers have been divided on the idea.
Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hell-bent on staying at Real Madrid despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois . Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic is set to join Chelsea in a a loan deal, sources have told Yahoo Sport .
Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline. Leicester City have lost on seven of their last eight visits in the league, scoring a total of just three goals in the process.
Everton have been looking to strengthen defensively, with Yerry Mina also set to join the club from Barcelona . Manchester United meanwhile have opened talks over an outright transfer for the 23-year-old.
After meeting with Paul for an hour, Kosachev publicly reiterated that Russian Federation was not involved in election meddling. Trump later walked back the remark and said he trusted the USA intelligence community's assessment Moscow did interfere.
The incident took place during a walkabout as the then Mayor of London canvassed support for the local Tory candidate, Angie Bray. It is not to be confused with the hijab, which leaves the face uncovered, or the niqab, which leaves the eyes exposed.
As per the XDA report , the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 will be the first tablet to support the all-new gaming title from Epic Games . Now if you're curious about the Galaxy Note 9 , you should know you can easily tune in and watch the livestream on YouTube .
Racing announced Saturday afternoon that the NASCAR Hall of Famer would race in the August 26 Xfinity Series race at Road America. Elliott led the final 32 laps of the race , holding off a hard-charging Martin Truex Jr , who ultimately ran out of gas.
Boys walk past a fence in the Israeli town of Sderot damaged by an earlier round of rocket fire from Gaza on July 14, 2018. In a written statement, the Ezzeddin Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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Don't miss the meteor shower
The Perseid Meteor Shower makes its annual display from July 17th - 24th; however, the shower's peak falls on August 12 - 13th. The annual show is the result of Earth's proximity to the "gritty" debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, Boyle said in a release.
Marina Granovskaia: Mateo Kovacic 'a ideal fit' for Chelsea
Belgian star Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabéu , however, Navas has no plans to leave Madrid. Real Madrid will complete the signing of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea this week, it has been claimed in Spain.
Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal
She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, in 1996, she suffered a public manic episode and nervous breakdown. Margot Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane , told the AP it's a relief to finally have the truth come out.
College student takes graduation photos with massive gator
It was only a matter of time - a few weeks, to be exact - before she was tickling his nose and giving him food and kisses. The aspiring zookeeper graduates next week and is already looking forward to the next opportunity to visit Big Tex.
US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin
Paul remained supportive of Trump following the US President's performance during a news conference with Putin in July. Trump sparked outrage by accepting Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at a Helsinki news conference.