This Would Be Biggest Change to US Defenses in 70 Years - Page 2

Mike Pence wants Space Force up and running in 2020
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2018 1:42 PM CDT

  • New position: The plan calls for a new civilian position of assistant secretary defense for space who would report directly to the defense chief, reports Axios.
  • The changes: Instead of creating the branch from scratch, the plan involves a major restructuring of current space systems, reports NBC News. As part of that, a "unified combatant command" called the US Space Command would be established and led by a four-star general. "This would seemingly reorganize the warfighting chain of command for space—something that’s separate from what the Space Force would do," per the Verge, which digs deep into the nitty gritty of the possible changes. Also to be established would be a Space Development Agency and a Space Operations Force.
  • The jokes: Jimmy Kimmel is out with an imaginative recruiting ad. And Billboard rounds up proposed theme songs, including one from Samantha Bee.
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