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Space Force: Pence details plans for creation of 6th military branch

August 9, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a GOP unity rally earlier this week. On Thursday Pence announced plans to move forward with the creation of a Space Force in a speech at the Pentagon.

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Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday a plan to make changes to how the Department of Defense runs its space operations, with the eventual goal of creating a Space Force as the sixth branch of the military.

“Now, the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of the Armed Forces of the United States – to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people and our nation,” Pence said. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.”

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