Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning

White House to press forward with Trump's Space Command National Space Council gives plan on Space Force
Guillermo Lane | 26 October, 2018, 06:29

Trump's vision, he said is that the United States builds a space force like the airforce was launched after World War II and then evolve it into ensuring that America remains as dominant in outer space militarily as it is here on Earth. "And the reality is, the more we look at our competitors in space - chiefly among them are China and Russian Federation - we see the deployment of technologies by both of those countries - anti-satellite technologies", Pence said.

Vice President Pence declared space is a "war fighting domain" on Tuesday while promoting new policy proposals for the Trump administration's Space Force.

Mr Pence said the president will soon ask Congress to gather military and civilians working on space security into a unified command, similar to the military's special forces. The US President promised to return the United States to the moon and to reach Mars.

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The vice president said countries like China and Russian Federation have launched attacks against US satellites from Earth and are aiming to do so in space.

"Let's begin by bringing everyone under a unified command", he said, adding that he would also like to see a Space Development Agency tasked with new technologies. "It was (yet) talking about consolidation (resources), and in the future Congress and presidential administration will be able to expand and develop space forces", said Pence.

"In the first phase (space forces) will look like the other, already existing types of Armed Forces". In a conversation with the Washington Post during its "Transformers: Space" summit, Pence was asked if the United States was looking to renegotiate the terms of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which now bans 'weapons of mass destruction, ' but still allows for conventional weapons in orbit. The Air Force has estimated that Space Force could cost $3 billion in its first year and would likely need $13 billion in its first five years. The notion of creating a space force on par with the U.S. Army or Air Force has sparked controversy among lawmakers, many of whom oppose the expense or want military space operations to remain part of the Air Force. It also calls for $10 million a year for five years starting in 2020 to fund the commerce arm.

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