He worries that creating an all-new branch will just create more bureaucracy, Brumfiel reports.
Based on the wording of the email, it doesn't sound like this would be for the official Space Force program - more like Space Force gear the campaign wants to peddle to anyone courageous enough to buy it. Dare we say wear it, too?
So we gotta ask.
Pence cited new threats the U.S. faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China.
The creation of the Space Operations Force. The Trump administration believes the Space Force will allow it to accomplish that goal, and the nation now has at least the beginnings of a plan to bring its fifth military branch to fruition.
Trump announced his plan for the Space Force in June. "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".
The Pentagon report included interim steps including creating a unified combatant command, known as the U.S. Space Command, by the end of 2018, according to a copy reviewed by Reuters.
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"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force", he said, repeating Trump's call for Congress to invest an additional US$8 billion in U.S. space security systems over the next five years. It wasn't immediately clear whether the new force would be a component of the Air Force, as the Marine Corps is to the Navy. "And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength". We are in complete alignment with the president's concern about protecting our assets in space that contribute to our security, to our economy.
"Space Force" is the name given by Donald Trump to the idea of a new, free-standing military department focussed specifically on space.
In every domain, America will always seek peace, the vice president said.
The Pentagon sent a report to Congress on Tuesday detailing steps towards meeting Trump's order. Rep. Mike Rogers, an Alabama Republican, and Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Tennessee, said in a joint statement that they had been warning for years about the need to beef up military capabilities in space.
In March this year, Mr Trump's National Space Strategy was said to recognise U.S. "competitors and adversaries have turned space into a warfighting domain". It identifies several actions that DoD will take as the nation evolves its space capabilities, "and they are built on the lessons of the past", Pence said.
The creation of a role called the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space.
Mattis had previously opposed the creation of a separate military branch focused on space, writing to Rep. Mike Turner of OH in July of 2017 that he did "not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations".