When President Trump first announced the new, 6th branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, he took everyone by surprise when he said we were creating the Space Force.
Since then, not a lot of details have been released.
Vice President Pence just gave a lot more details and it’s gonna be great!
Take a look:
Here's more from Fox News 8 in Cleveland:
President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space.” And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.
But his approach has left many struggling to understand basics such as what a Space Force would do and how much it might cost.
The Pentagon is expected to have enough details by early next year to include a Space Force plan in its 2020 budget request.
The idea has taken on a life of its own at Trump’s rallies. That’s partly due to his conflating of the nation’s civilian space program with the military’s separate role of providing space-based navigation and communications satellites.
President Trump also had details.
From The Hill:
President Trump said Tuesday night that there is a “good chance” that next year his administration would be "officially doing our Space Force."
Trump said during a meeting with military leaders that "everyone in the room felt very strongly about Space Force" and they are "pushing it as hard as we can."
"I think we have a good chance next year of officially doing our Space Force," he continued.
"It's a very, very big thing. It's a legacy for everybody in this room."
Defense Secretary James Mattis explained that "right now what we’re going to do is set up a combatant command," and that the military would be working with Congress to establish the Space Force.
What do you think, are you on board with the Space Force?
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