Science

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space

Pence leaves open possible use of nuclear arms in space”

The White House says it is pushing ahead with plans to establish a new US space force, but the first steps will stop short of creating a sixth branch of the military as touted earlier this year by President Donald Trump. Pence announced in August that the administration hopes to establish Space Force as the sixth branch of the USA military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed after World War II.

Pence said: 'Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea, and America will be as dominant there as we are here on Earth'.

Pence said the 1967 treaty "does ban weapons of mass destruction in space, but it doesn't ban military activity".

The National Space Council and National Security Council will also be expected to review current space operational authorities and explore changes to create future guidance to give more flexibility to war fighters. "It will be a consolidation, we believe, and from there, future Congresses and future administrations can grow and expand and nurture. the Space Force as they see fit", Mr Pence added. "And the reality is, the more we look at our competitors in space - chiefly among them are China and Russian Federation - we see the deployment of technologies by both of those countries - anti-satellite technologies", Pence said.

There is a "good chance" that the United States will formally launch its space force next year, President Donald Trump has said.

A new budget in early 2019 will carve out funds for the USSF in the National Defense Authorization Act, said Pence.

With the help of the Congress, the United States Space Force will be created as the sixth branch of the armed forces.

A lack of centralized leadership and accountability threatened USA ability to "advance our national security in space", Pence said.

Congress must approve the proposed plans, which would also create the Bureau of Space Commerce under the U.S. Department of Commerce to liaise with industry representatives and organizations.

The US military is made up of five branches: the Army, Air Force (which now oversees space operations), the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

The administration of U.S. President next year will be to work together with Congress for the establishment of an independent space force.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


26 October 2018
Pres. Trump Tells Migrant Caravan To Turn Around And Go Home
The service personnel sent by the Pentagon will be either active duty or reserve troops, Bowman adds. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border.

26 October 2018
Chelsea defender Alonso signs new contract until 2023
Sarri also claimed that the problem could keep the Belgium global out of this weekend's Premier League clash with Burnley . Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri confirms that Eden Hazard will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov.

26 October 2018
Pixel 3 capped at 5W wireless charging on non-Google-approved chargers
If you want 10 watts of wireless charging, Google hopes you will invest in its outrageously priced Pixel Stand , which is $79. Given that regular 10W wireless chargers can be had for around $15-$25, Google's $79 Pixel Stand is grossly over priced.

25 October 2018
Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri: Hostile Belgrade reception is not a worry
Klopp described his pass for Mohamed Salah's first goal just before half-time as " genius ". I saw him celebrating but I couldn't see his face from that distance.

25 October 2018
Chinese spies eavesdrop on Trump's mobile phone calls, report says
Also, Trump uses the second special iPhone with Twitter and social apps, which works only on a secured Wi-Fi router. The report in the New York Times is " so incorrect", Mr.

25 October 2018
Your Network Calls Trump 'Evil' 'Day-In, Day-Out — Sanders To CNN
The relationship between CNN and the Trump administration has been particularly contentious. It seems that the President and his team will be taking a different tact.

25 October 2018
Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Diagnosed With Dementia
O'Connor, 88, holds a special place in history: She is the first female justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Her husband, who passed away in 2009 , suffered from Alzheimer's for almost 20 years.

25 October 2018
Brexit transition must be short, says minister
The bloc is stepping up preparations for a potential cliff-edge withdrawal, people familiar with the discussions said. There are also conflicting reports of whether a plot to oust her will have enough support to succeed.

25 October 2018
The Digital Wellbeing app now available for testing on Android One handsets
Not so long ago, we witnessed the release of Google News as a replacement of Google Play Stand and Google News & Weather app. As such, data sharing has become rampant. "We disagree with the methodology and the findings of this study".

25 October 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Companion App Revealed
Rockstar mentioned that even more will be included in the app, which is up to players to discover when the game launches. Red Dead Redemption II will be available on PS4 and Xbox One from Friday 26 October.