Posts tagged as space force

Pentagon chief defends his reversal on Space Force, says it’s the right thing to do

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon’s space problem is before recommending a way to fix it. “I was…

Militarizing Space: Starship Troopers, Same As It Ever Was

By David Price on Saturday, August 11, 2018

This week Vice President Pence announced that the Department of Defense is beginning a planning process to establish a sixth military branch, known as the Space Force.  Pence’s statement was a public reassurance that Trump’s sudden announcement of the Space Force was not just another of the president’s frequent sudden announcements that have no connection to reality.  Pence claimed that this new Space Force military division will be in place…

U.S. to establish Space Force by 2020

Saturday, August 11, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States plans to establish a Space Force by 2020, an idea floated by President Donald Trump and questioned by many top officers at the Pentagon. “The time has come to establish the United States space force,” Pence told a gathering at the Pentagon, citing Trump’s directive earlier this year to form the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. “It…

France should invest more in surveillance of space, minister says

Thursday, June 21, 2018

France should invest more in surveillance of outer space to ensure it never becomes an arena for future wars, the country’s defense minister said on Thursday. Days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military to focus on space, Florence Parly said France, a nuclear power, believed space could become the site of future conflicts. “We must be able…

Trump space force: US to set up sixth military branch

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump has ordered the US military to establish a sixth branch of its armed forces – a “space force”. The US president said on Monday it would bolster national security and the economy with the creation of jobs. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” Mr Trump said at the White House. He also promised that…