August 12,2018 At first, White House officials thought the idea of Space Force was just a lark. A former senior official told me that through most of last year Trump was generally interested in space. Behind the scenes: He would ask random questions about rocket ships and marvel to hear… Continue Reading Behind the scenes: Creating Trump’s Space Force
Today (Aug. 9), Vice President Mike Pence unveiled a detailed plan for the military Space Force proposed by President Donald Trump in a speech at the Pentagon. If Congress agrees to establish it, the Space Force will be the sixth branch of the U.S. military. The Department of Defense is… Continue Reading US to Launch Space Force Military Branch in 2020, VP Mike Pence Says
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkesd3Du_e0 August 9, 2018 Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would begin creating a military command dedicated to space and establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed shortly after… Continue Reading VP Mike Pence on Space Force
During his address Tuesday to members of the military in San Diego, President Donald Trump proposed creating a new branch of the military: the “Space Force.”
He began by talking about how the U.S. will soon travel to Mars.
“You wouldn’t have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn’t even be thinking about it,” he said at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a warfighting domain just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a ‘Space Force,’ develop another one. Space Force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force, we have the Army, the Navy.