Vice President Pence Outlines Plans For Space Force
President Trump alluded to the idea of having a 6th military service title the U.S. Space Force.
Vice President Pence spoke at the Pentagon that the Space Force is expected to be up and running by 2020 if approved by Congress.
“Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation the time has come to establish the United States Space Force.” – Vice President Mike Pence
Some political analysts believe the idea of starting another branch of the military is a complete waste of money. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who was once opposed to starting Space Force is not firmly endorsing the President decision.
The U.S. intelligence has intel that countries like Russia are building anti-satellite weapons. Based on that intel alone I don’t think Space Force is a bad idea.