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.
Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of failing to pay 'meaningful' child support
The 43-year-old actress's attorney filed legal documents requesting that the judge issue a final divorce decree this year. Angelina Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalised before the end of the year.
Tampa Police Pull Unconscious Child from River
Witnesses reported that the child, later identified as Denson's 4-year-old daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels, was screaming, police said. Authorities said Denson stole a gray Nissan Altima from a fix shop before driving to the river.
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.
"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 13 2018
Turkey's finance chief: Action plan ready to ease markets
He also branded interest rates as a "tool of exploitation" which should be kept as low as possible. Trump has described his detention as a "total disgrace" and urged Erdogan to free him immediately.
Aug 12 2018
How major US stock indexes fared Friday
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.04-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored advancers. The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell".
Aug 11 2018
Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms
University presidents and chancellors will be held "personally accountable" for any rule-breaking by their athletic departments. The NCAA plans to pursue more rigorous certification requirements to ensure transparency in operations and finances.
Aug 10 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring a longer battery life -- and Fortnite
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't as exciting as the Note 8 , it's still a very, very refined and capable flagship smartphone. Despite being a productivity-focused smartphone, Samsung appears to be gearing the Note9 as an ultimate gaming device.
Aug 10 2018
Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020
When the proposal for a separate force was launched a year ago , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resisted it. The Pentagon report, however, included a plan to create a unified combatant command, known as the U.S.
Aug 08 2018
No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean
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.
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 02 2018
Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints
Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania State Police sued the company before its formal rollout of a downloadable gun program Wednesday. A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.
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.
Aug 01 2018
Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial
After the swift selection of six men and six women to the jury, focuses immediately shifted to ensuing opening statements. Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering.
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Aug 05 2018California's Gov. Brown appeals to Trump for wildfire aid
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Aug 03 2018Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans
Aug 02 2018Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
Aug 02 2018Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
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