Trump Administration Advances Controversial Space Force Plans

Warning of increasing adversarial threats to the nation’s satellites and other space capabilities, U.S. vice president Mike Pence reiterated on Tuesday that the Trump administration hopes to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the nation’s military by 2020. In addition, the National Space Council, which Pence chairs, on Tuesday approved a series of recommendations that provide a road map for establishing such a Space Force.