While President Trump’s idea of “Space Force” takes a lot of heat in the press and makes for Star Wars jokes, there’s nothing funny about it.
We’re already armed with satellite-based lasers and missile interdiction systems… give it another 5, 10, 25 years and there’s no doubt space will play a crucial — if not primary — role in how wars are fought.
Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a message Thursday at the Pentagon, where he is expected to lay out a plan for the Space Force for which President Donald Trump has been pushing.
Pence will participate in an Honor Guard Ceremony at the Pentagon at 10:30 Thursday morning before participating in a briefing with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
At 11:15 a.m., the vice president will deliver “remarks regarding the future of the U.S. military in space,” according to a schedule provided by his office.
News of Pence’s speech to lay out the need and a plan for the creation of the new military branch broke Wednesday:
SCOOP! @VP to deliver a 🚀 Space Force 🚀 speech at the Pentagon on Thursday. He will specifically layout the need for a Space Force and the next steps for its creation.
— Kristin Fisher (@KristinFisher) August 7, 2018