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.

Women’s Rights Issues Are Climate Change Issues

John Podesta served as the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and counselor to President Barack Obama and on the U.N. secretary general’s high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda. Timothy E. Wirth is vice chairman and president emeritus of the United Nations Foundation. He represented Colorado in the U.S. House and Senate from 1975 to 1992 and served as undersecretary of state for global affairs from 1993 to 1997.