Vice Pres. Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Pentagon to create new command for fighting in space but resists Trump's proposed 'space force'

On Tuesday, however, the Pentagon chief said he fully supported the idea of creating a new US Space Command. Donald Trump tweeted shortly after Pence spoke. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Mr. Trump officially directed the Defense Department to establish this sixth branch of the USA military in space in June, saying the space force would ensure American dominance in the final frontier.

"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", Pence announced in the Pentagon auditorium filled with more than 350 service members and civilians. On Thursday, Pence said that the administration will work with Congress on the plan, and will outline a budget next year.

The US has detailed Donald Trump's plan for a US Space Force with the Vice President claiming Russian Federation and China have "already" transformed space.

It includes the establishment of a U.S. Space Command, a new combatant command focused on space as a warfighting domain. Now such issues largely fall under the Air Force.

Chicago appeals for help after dozens shot over weekend
Johnson react to weekend violenceMayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday morning he visited Stroger and Mt. In the most recent shooting , three people were shot at 29 North Leclaire Ave.

Media captionCould Trump's "Space Force" become a reality?

The Space Force idea, which Trump first floated publicly in March 2018, has been controversial within military circles.

Trump 2020 re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale emailed supporters on Tuesday asking them to vote on a Space Force logo which will be sold later on.

The plan is a method for President Donald Trump to steer away from paying Russian Federation to send American astronauts into space.

Mike Rogers, a Republican from Alabama, said lawmakers were "warning for years about the threats to our space assets and the unacceptably slow pace to develop more capable space systems".

82 people killed as massive earthquake hits Indonesia
Indonesian authorities have lifted a tsunami warning that was issued after the quake struck the popular tourist island. Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighbourhood and vehicles rocking.

Should it be approved, the Space Force would mark the first time a branch has been added to the military since 1947, when the Air Force was created following World War II. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week that Pence is Trump's "point man" for Space Force, and Pentagon officials are working closely with his office. And he said that "we are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force - separate but equal". The Administration's goal is to establish that branch by 2020. That's a big statement. Nobody in the Pentagon believes creating a Space Force makes sense. "We'll call it the space force", he said.

One of the arguments in favor of devoting more resources to a Space Force or Space Command is that American rivals like Russian Federation and China appear increasingly ready to strike US space-based capabilities in the event of a conflict.

The program would aim to ensure the United States remained ahead of adversaries, especially Russian Federation and China, whose technologies are rapidly advancing.

He warned about developments made by Russian Federation and China claiming that "hypersonic" weapons were nearly a reality. "But history proves that peace only comes through strength".

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet is coming soon
It's good to see Samsung offer the headphone jack despite other OEMs pushing for wireless earphones. Unfortunately, there are quite a few aspects that the Tab A misses out on compared to the S4.

Related News:

  • Does Samsung's Galaxy Home stand a chance?

    Does Samsung's Galaxy Home stand a chance?

    Samsung makes some of the best displays in the market, so it's really expected for the Note 9 to have such a great-looking screen. The Note 9 will get double the storage, at 128 gigabytes, compared with typical high-end phones, including the iPhone X.
    Demi Lovato's Bodyguard Credited With Saving Her Life

    Demi Lovato's Bodyguard Credited With Saving Her Life

    She said enrolling in a therapeutic school in Utah completely changed her life for the better. "It's her choice to go to rehab". Arrived at the place the doctors injected her with naloxone - a drug that is used in the drug overdose .
    Oil falls 2% on rising supply, concern about trade tensions

    Oil falls 2% on rising supply, concern about trade tensions

    US crude oil exports averaged 1.31 million barrels per day last week, down by 1.37 million barrels per day from the previous week. Iranian officials have warned the country would not easily yield to a renewed USA campaign to strangle Iran's vital oil exports.
  • 11 malnourished children rescued from armed compound in US

    11 malnourished children rescued from armed compound in US

    They said the children, aged one to 15, had no shoes, were wearing rags and "looked like Third World refugees", BBC reported. It took law enforcement hours to secure the property, as both Wahhaj and Morten initially refused to follow verbal commands.
    Thibaut Courtois Agrees Terms With Real Madrid

    Thibaut Courtois Agrees Terms With Real Madrid

    Florentino Perez is going to have to pull something special out the bag in order to convince Chelsea to sell Hazard this summer. Gianfranco Zola has returned to Chelsea as an assistant to new boss Maurizio Sarri , the club have announced.
    U.S.  denies any role in attempt at assassination

    U.S. denies any role in attempt at assassination

    Seven people were injured following what appeared to be drone-type flying devices detonating above mass crowds in the parade. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
  • Lopetegui focused on Keylor Navas — Courtois Real Madrid

    Lopetegui focused on Keylor Navas — Courtois Real Madrid

    Inter want to sign Modric on a season-long loan worth €15m, before a permanent deal worth €20m will be completed next summer. AS claim Kovacic told Lopetegui he would only stay if he was guaranteed a place in the team.
    Five new Premier League signings to watch out for

    Five new Premier League signings to watch out for

    However, with Conte now gone and replaced by Maurizio Sarri , Willian is looking ahead to a sixth season as a Chelsea player. Claudio Bravo gets the nod in goal , Sergio Aguero a spot up front and Fernandinho will captain the side.
    Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea in the coming days, admits Maurizio Sarri

    Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea in the coming days, admits Maurizio Sarri

    FA Cup winners Chelsea finished fifth, 30 points behind champions City, in the Premier League last season. I think the competition is very good for the team. "I think he will be a very useful player for us".
  • Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

    Similar to prior witnesses, Ms Laporta testified Mr Gates and Mr Manafort were in lockstep but that Mr Manafort was in charge. It's important to note that some of the alleged bank fraud did occur while Manafort was running the Trump campaign.
    Ewan McGregor to attend Christopher Robin premiere - Ireland

    Ewan McGregor to attend Christopher Robin premiere - Ireland

    Get ready to get your stealth on because Mission: Impossible - Fallout is crashing the world of victor , winner chicken dinners. The Brad Bird-directed comedy has amassed $1.047 billion worldwide: $583 million domestic and $464 million internationally.
    Top 8 moments of Randy Moss’ career with the Vikings

    Top 8 moments of Randy Moss’ career with the Vikings

    I want to thank you for opening the door and not being scared to reach out", Moss said. "I loved my time in Buffalo". Here are the three Cleveland Browns that have the best chances to be selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame .


Most liked

Everton complete the signing Barcelona midfielder
Everton have been looking to strengthen defensively, with Yerry Mina also set to join the club from Barcelona . Everton will open their 2018-19 Premier League campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool wrap up impressive preseason with win against Torino
The Reds have strengthened their side considerably since last season, bringing in Naby Keita , Xherdan Shaqiri , Alisson and Fabinho .

Reports from France explain how Liverpool can still sign Nabil Fekir
However, the France international's deal fell through after concerns emerged about the 24-year-old's long-standing injury problem. Therefore, it comes down to how serious Chelsea are to sign the French worldwide .

Fans are upset with Bachelorette Becca Kufrin because her anxiety shaming
It's important not to criticize your partner for feeling anxious, as that usually only makes the anxiety worse, Clark says. Likewise, Yrigoyen's declaration of love to Kufrin: "You don't give me butterflies, you give me eagles in my stomach".

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist
He played clip after clip after clip of Trump at his rallies, calling Waters, the black congresswoman, "low-IQ.". "Not once. This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. "Because I believe our president is trying to divide us".

Curran behind England win in 1st Test, says Nasser Hussain
However, they didn't have to come down this hard on the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the greats of modern cricket.

‘Facts of Life’ actress Charlotte Rae dies at 92
Charlotte Rae , who appeared in the US TV series Diff'rent Strokes and Facts of Life , has died aged 92. Rae earned an Emmy nomination for her work in the 1975 TV drama, " Queen of the Stardust Ballroom ".

Wow! Did Meghan wear a daring lace bra to the wedding?
While the day was all about the big couple, birthday girl Meghan captured a lot of attention with her stunning choice of outfit. The royals typically take time off in August, and return to a regular schedule of engagements in September.

China plans tariffs after latest United States trade threat
China immediately expanded its own list of types of USA products to be tariffed, including farm products, cars and crude oil. It would become another factor for the Federal Reserve to consider as it decides how quickly to raise interest rates.

Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary
He reiterated that he had no prior knowledge of the 20-minute meeting when it happened, adding that " it went nowhere ". Trump's claim that he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting is also "problematic", according to The Post .

Yemen ready for United Nations talks as Houthi attacks kill 26
Save the Children estimated that 6238 people - half of them children - leave Hodeida on average "every single day". Saudi Arabia and its allies joined Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's fight against the Huthis in 2015.

College Lake Dam ‘stable’ after heavy rain
A dire warning from the National Weather Service has forced an evacuation around the College Lake Dam in Lynchburg, Virginia . The original surface area of the lake was reported to be 44 acres and has been reduced to 19 acres due to sedimentation.

Tiger, Phil head-to-head slated for November
Their relationship, frosty in their primes, has thawed in recent years as age and life experiences have brought them closer . The purse has yet to be finalized, per Greenberg, but previously was reported to be $10 million.

Europe's All-time Heat Record Could Fall this Weekend
Portugal and Spain are facing a major heatwave with the mercury expected to soar before peaking at 47C in some areas this weekend. In Spain, authorities issued heat warnings for 41 of the country's 50 provinces as temperatures reached up to 44 degrees.

Passenger Films As Jet Crashes After Takeoff In Mexico
The airline said the plane was an Embraer 190 with a capacity of 100 passengers, flying between Durango and Mexico City . Embassy spokesman said he did not now have confirmation of whether any American citizens were involved in the accident.