National Space Council gives plan on Space Force

AFP  File | US Vice President Mike Pence envisions a US

AFP File | US Vice President Mike Pence envisions a US"Space Force by 2020 but not initially as a separate branch of the military

Space is a potential battlefield.

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

We will remind, earlier it was reported that trump has ordered the creation of space forces.

An American "Space Force" proposed by President Trump will take shape within two years and bring military forces and civilian space security authorities under one roof, the White House has said.

"First, we'll create a new unified combatant command, the United States Space Command, that will establish a dedicated chain of command for Space Force operations, ensure integration across the military and develop the doctrine, tactics and procedures of space warfighting in the 21st century", Pence said. The US President promised to return the United States to the moon and to reach Mars.

"Today, space is fundamentally different than it was a generation ago", Pence said during Tuesday's meeting at the National Defense University in Washington.

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"It will not, in the first instance, look like other branches of the service that were stood up".

A lack of centralized leadership and accountability threatened USA ability to "advance our national security in space", Pence said.

"The time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of the armed forces of the United States, to turn the page to an evolution of our armed forces, to meet the challenges and opportunities on that limitless frontier", Pence said.

Previously, the notion of immediately creating a Space Force on a par with the US Army or Air Force sparked controversy among lawmakers, some of whom want space to remain under the guise of the Air Force.

Congress must approve the proposed plans, which would also create the Bureau of Space Commerce under the U.S. Department of Commerce to liaise with industry representatives and organizations.

However, he added that, starting next year, the administration trump will start the cooperative work with the Congress over the adoption of the law on the establishment of an independent space force.

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