Space Force to become sixth military service by 2020

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US Vice-President Mike Pence on Thursday (Aug 9) unveiled details of plans to create a Space Force which would be the sixth branch of America's military, saying the "time has come" to prepare for "the next battlefield".

WASHINGTON-Faced with growing competition and threats from Russian Federation and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

The vice president insisted that the force, which the administration hopes to have in place by 2020, would "not be built from scratch", but draw from the men and women who are already running America's space programs.

The creation of a US Space Force reflects the drastically changed reality of space's role in national security. This force will draw from across the military to provide space expertise in times of crisis and conflict, Pence said.

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The report also calls for the creation of "a Space Operations Force of career space experts who are trained, promoted and retained as space warfighting professionals" to include engineers, scientists, intelligence experts, operators and strategists. The idea would be similar to how special operations forces from across the military services are distributed to various commands.

"Recently, our advisories have been working to bring new weapons of war into space itself".

The Pentagon report, however, included a plan to create a unified combatant command, known as the U.S. Space Command, by the end of 2018, according to a copy reviewed by Reuters. Space is vital to the way the United States wages war; The Pentagon's satellites are used for missile-defence warnings, guiding precision munitions, and providing communications and reconnaissance.

As the US continues to stave off competition and threats from both Russian Federation and China, the White House has decided it will create the US Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

Trump first announced his plans to create a military branch for space in March.

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Meanwhile, others have argued that it makes sense to form a separate military branch specifically for space.

"This is a critical step toward's establishing the Space Force as the sixth branch of our armed forces". That's a big statement. "We are going to have the Space Force", he said during a meeting of the National Space Council.

"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space", he said to applause. The move could significantly reorganize the military and potentially strip the Air Force of some of its key responsibilities.

In 2007, China blew up a dead weather satellite with a missile, creating a massive debris cloud in orbit.

Pence and the report noted that Congressional action would be required to establish a new military branch, but said the Trump administration would work with Congress to establish the force and would seek funding for it in its next defense budget request. "In fact, China claimed to have made its first successful test of a hypersonic vehicle just last week".

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