Many of these items will require changes to USA law.
Finally, the report calls for clear lines of responsibility and accountability to manage the process of establishing and growing the Space Force, including the appointment of an assistant secretary of defense for space, the vice president said. It was only seven weeks ago that President Trump directed DoD to begin the process.
The proposed sixth branch of the US military will "confront the emerging threats in the boundless expanse of space" according to Pence.
What's changed since then is that Trump has become increasingly focused on the subject and concluded that a new military branch is needed. At that point, the subject of a service branch for space had already been the subject of hot debate within the military and Congress. Leaders of the Air Force, which now owns existing military operations regarding space, have argued that the service does not have the resources to support a separate space service.
"What was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and adversarial", said Pence. "We're still putting it together".
Thursday's announcement coincided with a report detailed by the Pentagon on how the newest branch of the U.S. military is set to work.
Military leaders have said repeatedly that modern warfare depends on space.
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"We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal". It leaves no doubt that the Pentagon is on board with the Space Force plan despite earlier reservations. In a letter to Congress a year ago, Secretary James Mattis said he opposed the idea of a separate force, arguing that it would "likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations" and said that a "properly integrated approach is better for carrying out this mission".
Pence's Pentagon trip coincides with the release of a Department of Defense report to Congress on recommendations for the Space Force.
While Pence says the the administration aims to have the sixth branch formulated by 2020, the establishment of a new military branch to oversee war fighting in space would require congressional approval.
Military officials are concerned about the threats posed by China and Russian Federation in particular.
But, earlier this week, Mr Mattis said he is in "complete alignment" with Mr Trump's concerns about U.S. space assets. Heather Wilson said an event last month at The Washington Post. "But we built that architecture in space at a time when it was benign. So now, we have to adjust and make sure that we can defend what we do in space and deter anyone from challenging us there".
But the plan to create an entirely new branch of the service has rankled some in the Pentagon, who say it is unnecessary, and that the Air Force has for years looked after the nation's interests in orbit.
The steps towards establishing a Space Force are creating a Space Development Agency, a Space Operations Force and a United States Space Command, the White House added. "Next February, in the president's budget, we will call on the Congress to marshal the resources we need to stand up the Space Force, and before the end of next year, our administration will work with the congress to enact the statutory authority for the space force in the National Defense Authorization Act", he said.
The law states that "the right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people". At least 50,000 Israelis attended a Druze-led demonstration against the law in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday night.
Despite India's overall failed batting effort at Edgbaston, bowling coach Bharat Arun ruled out playing an extra batsman here. India struggled against the swinging ball, with England finding it hard to combat Ravichandran Ashwin's off-spin.
In case you missed it yesterday, Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in a standalone TV series set to debut on the CW in 2019 . Fans will get their first look at Rose's take on the character in the big Arrowverse crossover event this December on The CW.
But some evacuees have complained of being ignored or experiencing long delays for supplies to arrive at shelters. A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's quake in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia.
While there have been a couple of delays along the way, Rockstar is nearing the end of development for Red Dead Redemption 2 . Your choices will shape your experience, and getting to know more people can help you learn secrets and open up side quests.
Last year, the Galaxy Note 8 started at $930 and smashed through the psychological barrier of $1,000 in its top configuration. Samsung is about to launch its highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 9, the latest phone in its premium smartphone range.
Camel admits that some are going to take longer than others, but that there might be some news to share "later this year". Back in June, we covered that Blizzard was hiring a dungeon artist for an unannounced Diablo game.
Not only that it is also accompanied by DualShock 4 wireless controller and mono headset; both with matching translucent body. Joining the ever-expanding collection of special edition PS4 consoles from Sony is the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition .
Israeli strike kills two Hamas fighters in Gaza
In the country's defense Ministry explained that the barrier needs to protect Israelis from attacks by the Islamic group Hamas. The IDF spokesman also posted online a video of the Hamas terrorists shooting at Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip outpost.
Tuesday Trivia: wanna watch the Perseid meteor shower?
However, most like the Perseid , can only be seen under ideal conditions , which according to Blake, will take place August 10-14. If you decide to go shooting star spotting, don't forget to let your eyes adjust to the dark for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Everton clinch signing of Brazilian Bernard
Barcelona have inserted a buy-back clause into the agreement for the centre-back, who only joined them from Palmeiras in January. The Brazil global follows compatriot Richarlison and Lucas Digne in joining the Marco Silva revolution on Merseyside.
Man City vs Arsenal is the EPL game of the weekend
Arsenal's director of high performance, Darren Burgess, has provided an insight into Arsenal's training in pre-season. The Spanish manager took charge of Arsenal just a few months ago as Arsene Wenger's replacement.
Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial
Both Gates and Manafort were indicted last October by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S. Prosecutors have noted that Gates and Manafort were not the targets of the investigation at the time of the interview.
Khalil Mack Holdout "Mystifying To Many In The Organization"
First, it is important to highlight what the cost to acquire Khalil Mack would be if the Raiders were intent on trading him. Remember, Cooper shares an agent with Mack, so we should probably be prepared for another offseason merry-go-round in 2019.
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 91
Immediately after the first shock, the authorities issued a warning about the possibility of a tsunami , which was later canceled. Chrissy Teigen who is vacationing in nearby Bali witnessed the natural disaster first hand from relatively safe distance.
Chelsea sign Kepa in world record deal
As the part of the contract, Mateo Kovacic, midfielder of the Spanish powerhouse, will join the blues on a season-long loan. Courtois, 26, will cost the Spanish giants around £35m and he'll pen a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.