Trump’s Space Force may be mimicked by foreign adversaries: Capt. Scott Kelly

Military spacecraft like the Air Force's X-37B space plane could be transferred to the proposed Space Force.                  Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis introduces Vice President Mike Pence during an event on the creation of a United States Space Force. The administration hopes to consolidate these efforts by creating military entities exclusively dedicated to space operations, including Space Force, the establishment of which would require Congress to pass new legislation.

Mattis had previously opposed the creation of a separate military branch focused on space, writing to Rep. Mike Turner of OH in July of 2017 that he did "not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations".

There is no independent military branch focused on space, but there is a sizable space command within the air force.

But the move has faced some signs of skepticism from the Defense Department.

The Space Force plan was praised by iconic American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to land and walk on the surface of the Moon.

"This is a dumb idea". It also oversees Air Force cyberwarfare. And Russia is working on an airborne laser to disrupt space-based systems, he added.

Kelly reiterated that point yesterday.

'But history proves that peace only comes through strength, and in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead, ' Pence said.

But the proposed Space Force is not the United States' first foray into militarizing space.

It is not now clear the precise nature of the service - but it is thought to comprise a military force with fighting capabilities in space. The group also helps track the countless pieces of space junk and debris around Earth that pose a persistent threat to anything in orbit.

To further anger Trump, America became reliant on others up there in the space of space. Its responsibilities include oversight of the country's nuclear-weapons capabilities, which involves space because long-range, nuclear-tipped missiles fly through space.

Currently, there is a 30,000-person, three-star space command that's under the jurisdiction of the Air Force, said ABC News.

EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS/NewscomThe Trump Administration is throwing its full faith and credit behind the idea of creating an honest-to-God, no-holds-barred Space Force. The main countries of concern are Russian Federation, which continues to publicize new weaponry, and China, which destroyed one of its own satellites in a 2007 test with a "kill vehicle" - essentially a giant bullet launched by missile.

The email offered six logos that will be featured on future Trump campaign gear.

The Pentagon's report was welcomed by some members of Congress.

The official must sort out many details, including how the Pentagon would recruit for the Space Force and compete for resources within the Pentagon.

"Organizational changes don't fix all the problems. If they could make themselves do it, they would have".

A significant portion of Pence's speech was devoted to arguing that this is the right time for a space force. He said, "establishing the Space Force is an idea whose time has come".

At the time, Mr Trump stated he wanted a "separate but equal" service to the Air Force.

"We in the House have been warning for years about the threats to our space assets and the unacceptably slow pace to develop more capable space systems", he tweeted. He said Beijing and Moscow have been developing missiles, lasers and other technologies with the aim of targeting U.S. satellites.



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