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Someone Added the 'Halo' Theme Song to Mike Pence Space Force Speech

Someone Added the 'Halo' Theme Song to Mike Pence Space Force Speech

As the Trump administration unveiled its plan to create a U.S. Space Force by 2020, former astronaut Scott Kelly says he fears that the militarization of space will only encourage other countries to take the same course of action. "The first American rockets in space were launched by our military".

The White House says that the Space Force will be created by 2020. Pence described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has now become crowded and adversarial. This whole project will also need Congress's approval to get up and running, and that's not necessarily a sure thing, what with a fair few top military leaders remaining pretty strongly opposed to the plan.

In March this year, the president outlined his national space strategy, charting a comprehensive governmental approach to maintain US leadership in space.

After the announcement Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted, "Space Force all the way!"

"Both nations are also investing heavily in what are known as hypersonic missiles created to fly up to 5 miles per second at such low altitudes that they could potentially evade detection by our missile defense radars", Pence said.

China and Russian Federation have had significant achievements in space - they have tested technology to shoot down satellites.

EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS/NewscomThe Trump Administration is throwing its full faith and credit behind the idea of creating an honest-to-God, no-holds-barred Space Force. The last time the U.S. created a new uniformed military service was in 1947, when the Air Force was launched after World War II.

The US military presently consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis previous year said he opposed a new department of the military "at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting functions".

Critics note that the creation of a new military branch would require congressional legislation, and that it would probably balloon the Department of Defense's already massive budget.

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Many members of congress are vowing to stop what they believe is a waste of time and money by the military.

"I would assume it's billions", he said.

"Eventually, it'll settle out, but you will go through years of thrashing". "I don't think so". Space is vital to the way the United States wages war; the Pentagon's satellites are used for missile-defense warnings, guiding precision munitions, and providing communications and reconnaissance.

The U.S. intelligence agencies reported earlier this year that Russian Federation and China are pursuing "nondestructive and destructive" anti-satellite weapons for use during a future war.

The Pentagon's report, which was provided to Congress shortly before Pence's speech, also seeks to establish a new acquisition agency, the Space Development Agency, "charged with rapidly developing and fielding next-generation capabilities", not unlike the role the Missile Defense Agency plays in missile defense.

Currently, there is a 30,000-person, three-star space command that's under the jurisdiction of the Air Force, said ABC News.

"Creating a new branch of the military is not a simple process".

"Today the Department of Defense will release a report outlining the first stages of our administration's plan to implement the President's guidance and turn his vision into a reality", Pence said.

"We must have American dominance in space".

Over on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the host discovered that there already was a "space force" in the form of a 1970s TV movie starring Fred Willard.


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