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Pence Says Space Force to Assert U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Orbit

  • Defense Department issues plan for sixth branch of military
  • Secretary Mattis says space is ‘no longer a new domain’
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Pence Unveils Plans to Build Trump's 'Space Force'

President Donald Trump wants Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years for space security systems as it establishes a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the military, Vice President Mike Pence said.

“It’s not enough to have an American presence in space,” Pence said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon. “We must have American dominance in space. And so we will.”