Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to the creation of a sixth branch of the US military Thursday, saying the President’s ‘Space Force’ will be established by 2020.
Pence was speaking at the Department of Defense this week when he vowed to “bring new weapons of war into space itself.”
“As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already and the United States will not shrink from this challenge,” he said. “Under President Trump’s leadership, we will meet it head on — to defend our nation, and build a peaceful future here on Earth and in space.”
“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 added.
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