Aug 13 2018
"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 added.
"Good Morning, Space Forces!" the tweet reads, followed by the image and a link to the Russian Space Forces website.
"We have been warning for years of the need to protect our space assets and to develop more capable space systems", the House Armed Services Committee's Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) said in a joint statement.
US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday unveiled plans for the creation of a separate "Space Force" as the sixth branch of American military.
Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour and scoff at comparisons to the establishment of the Air Force in 1947.
"I don't think it's necessary", former astronaut Scott Kelly told CNN Thursday.
The President and Vice President are actively seeking to add a U.S. Space Force to the country, which would make it the sixth branch in the military.
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But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend as the flames spread. The Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco was still growing this week as it broke the record set eight months ago.
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"To defend the U.S. is not enough to have just an American presence in space".
"It is becoming a contested war fighting domain and we have to adapt to that reality", Mattis said as he introduced Pence.
"China and Russian Federation have been conducting highly sophisticated on-orbit activities that could enable them to maneuver their satellites into close proximity of ours, posing unprecedented new dangers to our space systems", he said.
Currently, the Air Force oversees most space capabilities and there is some pushback from officials who worry Space Force's mission would be duplicative and create turf wars.
- As a first step, recommend to President Donald Trump that he approve creation of a U.S. Space Command by the end of this year.
A new branch of the military would require layers of bureaucracy, military and civilian leaders, uniforms, equipment and an expansive support structure.
That said, Congress doesn't appear to share Trump's and Pence's enthusiasm for a Space Force. A full-fledged space force would cost significantly more, but no one knows how much yet.
The vast U.S. military divides the globe into various commands, such as Central Command in the Middle East or Indo-Pacific Command in Asia, and so a new Space Command would be on an equal footing with these.
Aug 11 2018
Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at United’s critics
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.
Aug 09 2018
India vs England, Lord's Test
Virat Kohli and his men though might now have to deal with the seam and swing of the English pacers, under overcast conditions. The tourists' record at the venue is not a flattering one as they have won only 2 out of the 17 Tests they have played there.
Aug 07 2018
First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil
The country's "Burqa Ban" also outlaws other accessories covering the face like balaclavas, masks and false beards. Police are going through surveillance video to determine if the other woman deliberately ripped off the niqab.
Aug 07 2018
Donald Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran that were lifted by Barack Obama
Treasury must approve the sale of airplanes whose components are at least 10 percent American-made, like the AT72-600. French carmaker Renault, which does not sell cars in the USA , has said it will remain in Iran despite the sanctions.
Aug 05 2018
Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash
Meanwhile, black boxes from the Mi-8 have already been retrieved from the crash site, but their condition is yet unclear. It added that the helicopter was manufactured in Russian Federation in 2010, and the pilot had flown almost 6,000 hours.
Aug 05 2018
California's Gov. Brown appeals to Trump for wildfire aid
The Mendocino Complex fire has scorched 314 square miles (813 square kilometers), making it the 7th largest ever in the state. The blazes have burned over 450,000 acres (703 square miles) and damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 structures.
Aug 04 2018
Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender
Red Devils superstar Anthony Martial has responded to his manager Jose Mourinho's statements after the preseason friendly against Liverpool .
Aug 04 2018
NASA Assigns Crews to First Commercial Spacecraft Flights
Boeing is aiming for a test flight at the end of this year or early next, and the first crew flight in the middle of next year. The chosen astronauts will be the first to conduct flight tests and missions on the Boeing Starliner and Space X crew dragon .
Aug 02 2018
Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
The fire was nearly 35 percent contained, and thousands of residents were allowed to return to their neighborhoods. Officials said Monday that 723 homes have been destroyed by that fire, up from a previous count of 657 homes lost.
Aug 01 2018
Jose Mourinho heavily criticizes Manchester United after pre-season loss
Mourinho had expressed a desire for two new arrivals but says it will be "not a drama" if the club make just one new addition. Premier League side Manchester United were unsuccessful in their plot to offload French forward Anthony Martial to PSG.
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