09 Aug '18, 4pm

Pence: Space Force Will Be Independent Service by 2020, Include Elite Operators

Pence: Space Force Will Be Independent Service by 2020, Include Elite Operators

The vice president of the United States set an ambitious timeline for the creation of a Department of the Space Force as an independent branch of the military Thursday, saying it would be established by 2020, ultimately with a dedicated civilian service secretary. In an address at the Pentagon ahead of the Defense Department's rollout of a report to Congress on the feasibility of a space force, Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to invest additional billions of dollars and to stand up a dedicated U.S. combatant command for space, as well as an elite Space Operations Command, akin to the military's U.S. Special Operations Command. These developments come some seven weeks after President Donald Trump announced his plan to create a dedicated service branch for space, ordering the Pentagon to begin planning for a space force. At that point, the subject of a service bran...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/09/pence-spac...

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