UNITED STATES – US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday, August 9, the creation of a “Space Force”, desired by Donald Trump, who wants to ensure that the United States “dominate the space” .
“The time has come to write the next chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where the best and bravest Americans will be called upon to prevent and defeat a new wave of threats against our people and our nation, “said Mike Pence in a speech to the military at the Pentagon. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force,” he added.
He added that preparations were now underway to make this space force the sixth branch of the armed forces, alongside the US Army, the US Air Force, navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard, as the US president ordered in May.
But the creation of a new military wing to be approved by Congress, the vice president said the process would be done in stages, with the aim of creating this sixth branch by 2020.
After Reagan’s aborted “Star Wars”
He asked Congress to approve an additional budget of $ 8 billion over the next five years.
The US president ordered in May the creation of a space force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces. “To defend America, a mere presence in space is not enough, we must dominate space,” he added.