“The time has come to write the next chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next field of battle where the Americans the best and the most courageous will be called upon to prevent and defeat a new wave of threats against our people and our nation,” said Mr. Pence in a speech to the military at the Pentagon. “The time has come to establish the space Force of the United States”, he added.
Create a sixth branch of the armed forces
The vice-president of the United States added that preparations were now being made to make this force space is the sixth branch of the armed forces, alongside the army (US Army), air force (US Air Force), the navy (US Navy), the Marine corps and the coast guard, as ordered in may the american president. But the creation of a new military branch to be approved by the Congress, Mike Pence has indicated that the process would occur in stages, with the objective of creating this sixth branch by 2020.
He has asked Congress to approve a supplementary budget of eight billion dollars over the next five years. The american president had ordered in may the establishment of a space as a sixth branch of the u.s. armed forces. “To defend America, a mere presence in the space is not enough, we must dominate space,” he added. The space is currently placed under the responsibility of the US Air Force.
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