Monday, 20 August, 2018

Space Force: 5 things to know about Trump’s controversial plan

Mike Pence Mike Pence
Ellis Copeland | 12 August, 2018, 11:49

The announcement of the planned creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020, to be known as the Space Force, has been met with scepticism, with critics viewing it as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour.

The Russian Space Forces, a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, is a military group for space operations that develops military and integrated satellite systems.

Dodge noted that creating a Space Force now, instead of waiting for the future, would allow the U.S.to "Keep pace with and [go] beyond the abilities of potential adversaries to the United States". "Until we have those same needs in space, the Air Force and the other services are doing all the things we need to do".

Pence reiterated President Trump's calls for American dominance in space in the face of threats to satellites and other areas from foreign adversaries such as China and Russian Federation.

It would become the USA military's sixth branch, following the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

The AFSPC has units at Air Force bases all over the United States.

Donald Trump has tasked the US Department of Defence and The Pentagon with the creation of a new force to uphold "American dominance" in space.

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Trump announced his plan for the Space Force in June.

"There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the U.S. Air Force today". In the second phase the Pentagon would combine all the components into the new sixth branch of service.

He added the "Space Force" was an idea "whose time has come". The Defense Department is taking steps to establish a U.S. Space Command, on par with organizational structures like the Pacific Command, and an acquisitions office to streamline purchases of satellites and other space equipment across services, The Washington Post reports. Absolutely. Do we need to have more robust thinking about space as a military and commercial domain? Senator Bernie Sanders said via Twitter "maybe, just maybe" the government should guarantee healthcare "before we start spending billions to militarize outer space". The Space Command will be led by a four-star general to oversee warfighting operations.

The image modifies the existing flag for the Russian Space Forces into a Trump-style logo.

Space Force gave the late night talk show host a lot of material to work with for Thursday night's episode.

Each of the logos features the words "Space Force".

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