"Instead of deciding, 'Hey, we are going to do this, '" Kelly said, "why don't we talk about the advantages and disadvantages?"
On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence set a deadline for its creation: "Our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by the year 2020", Pence announced. This would be civilian-led. And the idea has already run into fierce opposition inside and outside the Pentagon, particularly from the Air Force, which could lose some of its responsibilities.
In a letter to a congressman, he said he did "not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations", adding it would create extra bureaucracy and cost.
"President Trump is gonna make outer space great again!"
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The final report addressed White House concerns about the Pentagon being sufficiently clear that reorganization efforts are aimed at creating a separate service.
On Tuesday, however, Mattis expressed full support for creating a new US Space Command.
As part of the recommendation, a Space Development Agency would be created to create technologies for the new division. Initially an assistant secretary of defense for space, this position will be "key to the critical transition to a Secretary of the Space Force in the years ahead", said Pence. The Space Force will have, as Pence described, "an elite group of joint war fighters specializing in the domain of space".
The military's role in space has been under scrutiny because the United States is increasingly reliant on orbiting satellites that are hard to protect. The U.S. military is already developing the next generation of jam-resistant satellites and missile warning satellites that are smaller, tougher, and more maneuverable.
Just how and if Canada will be drawn into participation in the "Space Force" is still unclear, however. An independent branch can't be created until Congress approves it, but the administration can take several steps on its own to prepare for the launch of a new force, the first since the air force was formed shortly after the second world war.
"Initially the Department will recommend that the Air Force Space Command commander be dual-hatted as commander of the unified command", the report said. James said she thinks they're now "stuck because the president announced this by surprise". "But we can do this within the US Air Force". Wilson was travelling on business and not at the Pentagon when Pence made his announcement.More news: Tiger Woods targets place on the USA Ryder Cup team
"He's the commander in chief", Selva said of the president.
The White House has pushed for Congress to invest an additional $8 billion in national security space systems over the next five years.
Then Kimmel introduced a new conspiracy theory: "I must say, I respect Trump for taking this joke as far as he has".
He says advances by China and Russian Federation have increased the need for the U.S.to elevate its space efforts.
According to The Guardian, the "Space Force" will specifically address what the Trump administration perceives as potential aerospace threats from China and Russian Federation, though those "threats" are unspecified.
The United States is a member of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which bars the stationing of weapons of mass destruction in space and only allows for the use of the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful purposes. "We have a Navy to protect shipping lanes", she said.More news: Sony’s Marvel Universe Updates: Silver and Black Splitting into Two & More