On June 18, Trump showed that he was serious about the Space Force by formally directing the Pentagon to create the new military branch. "But recently, our adversaries have been working to bring new weapons of war into space itself".
Military officials are concerned about threats posed by China and Russian Federation in particular.
"In the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead".
But Pence was unequivocal in presenting the administration's wish for it to become a reality - preferably by 2020, the end of Trump's term in office.
But Mattis signaled earlier this week that establishing a combatant command was a possibility.
That made it clear to the Pentagon that space, long seen as a peaceful domain, was a place where wars could be fought and won. "This is a process we're in. We must have American dominance in space".
"For many years nations from Russian Federation to China, to North Korea and Iran have pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites".
But with Russian Federation and China developing weapons that threaten USA satellites and investing in hypersonic technology, Pence said the nation could not afford inaction.
"Ultimately, Congress must act to establish this new department, which will organize, train and equip the United States Space Force", Pence said. The Department will build a legislative proposal for congressional consideration as a part of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget cycle.
Shortly after Pence's speech, Trump tweeted: "Space Force all the way!"
The top House Republican and Democrat on an Armed Services Committee panel on strategic forces applauded the plan.
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".
"This report is a step in a multi-year process that we think will result in a safer, stronger America", the statement reads.
Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavor and scoff at comparisons to the establishment of the Air Force in 1947.
"There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the U.S. Air Force today". Pence said that the new military branch will be needed in order to protect American national security as the "space environment has fundamentally changed in the last generation".
"This is a half-baked idea", said Loren Thompson, a defense industry consultant and military analyst at the Lexington Institute.
The Pentagon report, however, recommended that the unified command be in the hands of the Air Force for now. "If that same view prevails in Congress, then it isn't going to happen". "Success will demand the best of each of you", he said.
The Defense Department has to "prepare for the next battlefield", said Pence. Air Force officials and national security experts have spoken out against the creation of a separate Space Force.
"Across this department and our intelligence agencies, there are literally tens of thousands of military personnel, civilians and contractors operating and supporting our space systems - and together, they are the eyes and ears of America's warfighters around the globe", Pence said.
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The Mi-8 crashed to the ground seconds after takeoff and exploded in an inferno in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russian Federation . It added that the pilot was born in 1985 and was trained at the Omsk Aviation School in southwestern Siberia.
Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the US due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. ALS says they are working with public housing authorities to help make the transition to a smoke-free environment.
Mr Coats was asked if he was accusing rogue Russian individuals or the Kremlin itself of intervening in USA elections. US Cyber Command Chief Paul Nakasone said he'd received direct orders from Trump to fight Russian meddling.
Four people were missing in the fire zone as 16 people listed as missing turned up safe, a Redding police official said. Six people have died in the fires, including a firefighter, a grandmother and her two young grandchildren.
If the judge rules in their favor, prosecutors could present evidence that delves deeper into Manafort's Russian connections. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
In a tweet , Mr Trump warned: "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States ". He said he considered the US pullout from the nuclear deal and re-imposition of sanctions to be "incorrect".
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