In the United States told of the readiness of space forces

In the United States told of the readiness of space forces

Vice President Mike Pence said that the U.S. has flexibility on its military activities in outer space, and refused to rule out the idea that the U.S. would position nuclear weapons there in the future, saying it would "advance the principle that peace comes through strength".

Creating a new branch of the military would be subject to Congress' approval, but the council, led by Vice President Mike Pence, is recommending that the nation build a Space Force and structures that would usher it into existence.

"Space - exactly the same potential battlefield, like the land, sky and sea, and America will dominate there just as now we dominate here on Earth", - said Vice-President of the United States.

Pence asserted that the USA was going to protect its interests in space and said that to understand American defence today, is to understand the interrelationship between satellite technology and aircraft, ships at sea and submarines under the sea. In a conversation with the Washington Post during its "Transformers: Space" summit, Pence was asked if the United States was looking to renegotiate the terms of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which now bans 'weapons of mass destruction, ' but still allows for conventional weapons in orbit.

He said that the national space Council referred the recommendations to the President. The Vice President reported that now to ensure space security, the United States employs about 60 thousand people.

He named U.S. adversaries as Russian Federation and China, and said potential space threats include anti-satellite weapons, airborne lasers, "highly threatening on-orbit activities and evasive hypersonic missiles".

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Trump will ask Congress to gather military and civilians working on space security into a unified command, similar to the military's special forces, he said.

'The time has come to stop studying the problem and start fixing it, ' he said.

Earlier in the day, Vice President Mike Pence said the space force was essential to protect the US' assets, particularly satellites.

With the help of the Congress, the United States Space Force will be created as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

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.

Critics, including some Democratic lawmakers, have said its creation is an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavor that would simply shift work already being done well by other services like the Air Force. It also calls for $10 million per year for five years starting in 2020 to fund the commerce arm.

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