Vice President Mike Pence says the Space Force won’t ‘be built from scratch’ and is to stand up by 2020

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July 29, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence says the Space Force won’t ‘be built from scratch’ and is to stand up by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Pentagon on Thursday, laying out the case, and the timeline, President Trump’s administration is setting for the establishment of a space-specific branch of the U.S. military. President Trump first directed the establishment of a Space Force in March, though the concept of placing orbital defenses in the hands of a sixth military branch has been alive in Washington D.C. for some time prior, including its inclusion in last year’s congressional defense budget proposal. It was ultimately tabled when that budget was merged with the Senate’s proposal, however.

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