Vice President Pence on Thursday outlined plans to establish President Trump’s proposed “Space Force,” a new military branch slated to be established by 2020.
The U.S. military already has a Space Command under the Air Force, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., but the move would unify the activities and 30,000 personnel under it.
“Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces. To prepare for the next battlefield, where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation,” Pence told an audience at the Pentagon alongside Defense Secretary James Mattis.
“The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.”
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