Pence says USA has never needed a 'Space Force' more

Pence lays out plans for Trump's Space Force program at Pentagon -- live stream

In June, Trump called for the new branch to be created, despite resistance from the Air Force, which now oversees military space programs.

But Pence was unequivocal in presenting the administration's wish for it to become a reality - preferably by 2020, the end of Trump's term in office.

The U.S. Air Force Space Command already handles the country's security and surveillance in space.

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

Just as advances in aviation technology drove the emergence of air as a new battlefield in the 20th century, advances in space technology have made it clear that space is the new battlefield for the 21st century, the vice president said.

"We have the direction from the president, and we're underway", Mattis said Tuesday.

"We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength", Reps.

According to the vice-president, Russian Federation is developing airborne lasers "to disrupt our space-based systems" while China has the capability to destroy satellites with missiles.

Trump has been fixated with the idea of a Space Force for months, bringing it up at a number of rallies and White House events throughout the year. Next year's budget will seek funding and authorization for the venture.

Even before Trump's comments, the Defense Department was under orders to formulate a "concept of operations" document for space war fighting.

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The top House Republican and Democrat on an Armed Services Committee panel on strategic forces applauded the plan.

"Being someone who has 20 years in the military, and NASA, I don't think there's a need for a sixth branch of the military".

The Pentagon report recommended that for now the unified command be in the hands of the Air Force, which currently oversees some of the most critical space-based capabilities.

During his speech, Pence outlined four specific actions the Trump administration sees as the fundamental first steps in creating the Space Force.

While the establishment of a new military service would require legislation to be passed by Congress, Pence's strong endorsement could signal new momentum for the creation of the first new branch of the armed forces since the Air Force was established in the 1940s. "It will disrupt existing military relationships and add nothing of value".

Star Wars fan and comedy writer Brian Santa Maria is hoping that camping out for Star Wars: Episode I tickets back in 1999 will now qualify him for a Space Force GI Bill. "If that same view prevails in Congress, then it isn't going to happen".

"It will be fit for goal is what I can assure you, but I don't have all the final answers yet, we're still putting that together", he said.

The DoD report dated August 9 is titled "Final Report on Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense".

The creation of a role called the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space.

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