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All you need to know about Trump's Space Force

The Congress must take steps to establish this new department that will organize, train and equip the US Space Force, said Pence during a Pentagon intervention.


Devdiscourse News Desk 11 Aug 2018, 06:37 PM United States
  • The five branches of the US Armed Forces are the US Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Donald Trump's promised Space Force will begin in 2020 and will be the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces, US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.

The Congress must take steps to establish this new department that will organize, train and equip the US Space Force, said Pence during a Pentagon intervention.

The vice president called this space force an idea "whose time has come".

The five branches of the US Armed Forces are the US Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard.

Donald Trump signed a decree in June re-launching this idea that has already circulated in Washington, with the ambition to impose an "American domination of space".

One of the arguments in favor of setting up an Air Force is that the great adversaries of the United States, such as Russia and China, seem to be more and more ready to strike American equipment or equipment. based in space, in case of war.

This is becoming a highly contested military field and we have to adapt to this reality, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday.

The United States is a signatory to the 1967 Space Treaty, which prohibits the stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction in space and authorizes the colonization of the Moon and other celestial bodies solely for the purpose of peaceful.

For former American astronaut Mark Kelly, the creation of a separate branch of the army that will be responsible for space is a waste really useless. If in Mark Kelly's eyes, Mike Pence is right to talk about threats in space, he believes the military is already able to deal with them.

There is a threat, but it is the US Air Force that is already doing it, there is no need to add a new layer of bureaucracy in an already incredibly bureaucratic Pentagon, said the former astronaut in an interview with MSNBC.

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