Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

White House to press forward with Trump's Space Command

White House to press forward with Trump's Space Command

American space forces, the creation of which was announced by the administration of Donald trump in August, there will be formed no later than 2020.

The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russian Federation and possibly bolster USA military operations in the heavens by forming a "Space Force".

"What we need to do is make sure that we provide for the common defense of the people of the United States of America, and that's the president's determination here", Pence said, when asked if nuclear weapons should be banned from outer space.

"The National Space Council is making recommendations to the president to essentially begin with establishing a unified space command, much in the way that we established a Special Forces command", he said.

According to Mr Pence, about 60,000 people are now working on space security in the U.S., across various branches of the military and intelligence services.

A lack of centralized leadership and accountability threatened USA ability to "advance our national security in space", Pence said.

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"In the first phase (space forces) will not look like other, already existing types of Armed Forces".

But Pence claimed that Russian Federation and China already have military operations in space and said potential threats in space include anti-satellite weapons, airborne lasers, "highly threatening in-orbit activities and evasive hypersonic missiles". "The time has come to stop studying the problem and start fixing it".

Congress must approve the proposed plans, which would also create the Bureau of Space Commerce under the U.S. Department of Commerce to liaise with industry representatives and organizations.

Previously, the notion of immediately creating a Space Force on a par with the US Army or Air Force sparked controversy among lawmakers, some of whom want space to remain under the guise of the Air Force.

The administration of U.S. President next year will be to work together with Congress for the establishment of an independent space force.

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