Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Trump asks supporters to vote on logo for 'Space Force' gear

Trump asks supporters to vote on logo for 'Space Force' gear

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"President Trump and I are grateful to Secretary Mattis for this department's diligence in preparing this report, and our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations, with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by 2020", he said. He worries that creating an all-new branch will just create more bureaucracy, Brumfiel reports.

In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence the new Space Force would be established by 2020.

The initiative will also include the creation of the Space Development Agency, which will help to establish these organizations and a Space Operations Force, which will assemble space "warfighters" and personnel.

Paul Scharre, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, called a Space Force "a dumb idea", in an commentary on Defense One, which first reported some of the details of the plan.

President Trump is going back to his base over space - as in his proposed Space Force, and wants his MAGA camp to vote on their favorite logo. and then buy it. "We are going to have the Space Force", he said during a meeting of the National Space Council. He also argued that the US military must match that activity to defend American interests in space.

Senators James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, who are both on the Armed Services Committee, have indicated that they would not be likely to support a separate branch. "I opposed the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting functions", he wrote in a letter to Republican Sen.

Any proposal to create a new service would need approval by Congress, where the ambitious proposal might never leave the launch pad because of opposition by Democrats and fiscal hawks in the GOP.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves to guests after speaking during the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018.

During a speech in June, Trump directed the Pentagon "to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces". That's a big statement. We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength. "As a way to celebrate President Trump's huge announcement, our campaign will be selling a new line of gear". "Next February in the president's budget, we will call on the Congress to marshal the resources we need to stand up".

The US has detailed Donald Trump's plan for a US Space Force with the Vice President claiming Russian Federation and China have "already" transformed space.

"Initially the Department will recommend that the Air Force Space Command commander be dual-hatted as commander of the unified command", the report said.

Pence cited adversaries' advancements in developing hypersonic missiles, which can travel up to five miles per second and evade missile warning systems.

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