'Time Has Come' For US Space Force, Sixth Military Branch: Mike Pence

Trump administration tout groundwork for future 'space force'

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020

In a letter to the House and Senate armed services committees, he said: "I oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organisational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint war-fighting efforts".

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. This treaty prohibits the development of weapons of mass destruction in space and only allows the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful purposes.

Critics, however, have hit back at the announcement saying it's expensive and unnecessary.

"Now is not the time to rip the Air Force apart".

The 59-year-old US Vice President claimed a space force was required to ensure America's "dominance" in space, amid growing antagonism and threats from China and Russian Federation.

To sum up, the Space Force is officially the sixth branch of military service. With migrant children still being separated from their parents at the border, the devastation of agricultural industries from the trade war with China, and the threat of white nationalism looming, "Space Force" has become the new cover-up to the administration's injustices.

The report says the Defense Department will "establish an affordable and efficient operating structure with accountable civilian oversight to provide service and support functions for the Space Force".

"We don't need Space Force", he added. "But it's being handled by U.S. Air Force today".

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A campaign email offering design ideas for the new Space Force logo began to circulate on Thursday, August 8, and the internet had a swift and brutal reaction.

Thursday's announcement coincided with a report detailed by the Pentagon on how the newest branch of the United States military is set to work.

U.S. defence secretary James Mattis has previously been against establishing a new military branch specifically for space.

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"This report is a step in a multi-year process that we think will result in a safer, stronger America", they said. In a letter to Congress past year, Secretary James Mattis said he opposed the idea of a separate force, arguing that it would "likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations" and said that a "properly integrated approach is better for carrying out this mission". Air Force officials and national security experts have spoken out against the creation of a separate Space Force.

But he, too, isn't convinced that a Space Force is the answer.

Pence said the force "will not be built from scratch", but will tap existing space program personnel.

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