Takeaways From the Pence 'Space Force' Sales Pitch

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Kat Wade Getty Images North America

The hawkish remarks made clear "Space Force" would be, under the Trump vision, an extension of his "America first" philosophy, under which countries aggressively look out for their own interests first - and should be ready to fight for them, economically or militarily.

The White House has announced plans to extend U.S. military dominance into space with the creation of a new, sixth branch of its armed forces, called the Space Force. The idea has prompted plenty of enthusiasm from Star Wars fans and serious defense wonks alike, but also plenty of head-scratching from critics who question the need for the United States to shift the battlefield to the heavens.

"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", Pence said.

Mr Pence cited the threat of China and Russian Federation as a basis for establishing the new military branch, claiming both Beijing and Moscow are "aggressively" developing anti-satellite capabilities. My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea, ' Trump said as reported by ABC News.

Trump likes to win and what he's witnessed in recent years has obviously upset him. Russian Federation has also tested a missile that could be used to track and destroy satellites. "We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength", they wrote.

Anyway, we'll get more details on what the Space Force actually entails in coming days.

According to the plan, the Space Force will comprise three units.

Trump wants to regain America's pre-eminence up there and this is his way of doing it. He's more recently said he's "in complete agreement" with Trump, though it's unclear if he's actually come around on the Space Force idea.

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It's unclear whether the crowd favorite among these options could be used in an official capacity within Space Force or just on merchandise. The secretary will oversee a unified combat command that will coordinate activities and establish combat doctrines for space.

US military policy in space is already covered by the US Air Force.

Hamill has repeatedly criticized Trump throughout his presidency.

"I think we need to have a longer discussion on this". "And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength".

"The people I've talked to about this, there has been a bit of eye-rolling going on. You know the only person promoting this is the president", he said.

The Pentagon's report was welcomed by some members of Congress.

In fact, he originally coined the term as a joke before directing the Pentagon in June to immediately begin working on the creation of the new branch. "There is an anxiety in America that China and Russian Federation are catching up and that they can't afford to lose their advantage in space".

Not only would that impose a burden on taxpayers-who already shell out some $700 billion a year for the largest military on the planet-it could also crowd out investment in the peaceful, private exploration of space. "And so we will".

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