Space Force Is Trump’s Answer to New Russian and Chinese Weapons
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 12, 2018,
Aug 12, 2018, 0:36
Pence has argued that this change meant that the appropriate response is a new branch of the military, but his view of history here was a bit odd.
Some Republican lawmakers expressed support for the project, but many Democrats derided the idea as a money pit that would jeopardize other priorities.
"It's not enough to have an American presence in space".
The Air Force is the youngest branch of the USA military; it was established in 1947 after World War II. The military relies on space technology for various operations, including Global Positioning System, satellite imagery and probes that can detect missile launches. They'll also create a United States Space Command and a Space Development Agency, and appoint an assistant secretary of defense for space. Aside from being a new military branch, a Space Force at the Pentagon today would have a few features that would set it apart from previous us military space efforts, like AFSPC, Pence said.
The Space Force will be a new department of the U.S. military which Trump has described as "separate but equal". This unit was created as the Air Force Space Command Space Operations Flight on the 31st of May, 1994.
After pretending to fly a jet pack and contrasting Pence's remarks with Trump's recent "space force all the way" tweet, Colbert topped it off by presenting a few ideas of his own since the administration is asking the public to vote on a new Space Force insignia. One of the designs is clearly based on the current logo of NASA, the civilian United States space agency. But he stopped short of endorsing a full-fledged Space Force. We can barely get objects from point A to point B. How he plans to militarize space is extremely unclear. This came after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis voiced skepticism on the need for a separate Space Force.
The country already boasts an Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force.
Pence's speech was timed to coincide with the release of the Pentagon's report to Congress on the recommended organization and management structure of space components for the Department of Defense.
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. The Air Force now oversees some of the most critical space-based capabilities. Not better support for armed forces veterans. They said the Pentagon report was the start of a "multi-year process that we think will result in a safer, stronger America". "Our adversaries have transformed space into a war-fighting domain already, and the United States will not shrink from this challenge", Pence said.
NY graphic design studio Other Means created a logo using the lettering from the Mel Brooks parody "Spaceballs", writing: "Is the Trump presidency being written by Mel Brooks?"