VP Pence Rallies Support for U.S. Space Force

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:50 AM PT — Thurs. August 9, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence is rallying support for the Trump administration’s push to develop a the Space Force.

While speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, Pence argued it is the next and natural evolution of American military strength.

He also addressed key points in the Defense Department’s upcoming report on on the matter, such as forming an elite group of fighters specialized to operate in the domain as well as a space command operation.

Pence noted the administration is already working with Congress and the president will be requesting resources for the Space Force in February’s budget.

The vice president asserted the administration is seeking to add the new military branch by 2020.