Details of Sixth Branch of Military, Space Force Revealed
Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for the implementation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military in remarks at the Pentagon called "Space Force."
President Donald Trump has been calling for Space Force for months and tweeted after Pence’s remarks, “Space Force all the way!” Pence said the plans call for a command structure, a creation of a space operations force and a joint organization - a space development agency. Pence also mentioned Space Force will call for the creation of a leadership position, which will report to the Secretary of the Defense.
“The time has come to establish the United States Space Force...While our adversaries have been busy weaponizing space too often we have bureaucratized it and over time our ability to adapt to new and emerging threats has been stifled by needless layers of red tape," Pence said.