According to Mr Pence, about 60,000 people are now working on space security in the USA, across various branches of the military and intelligence services.
Vice President Mike Pence chose not rule out the possibility of nuclear weapons in space, telling The Washington Post on Tuesday that "peace comes through strength". And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect US interests in space, both military and commercial.
"Today, space is fundamentally different than it was a generation ago", Pence said during Tuesday's meeting at the National Defense University in Washington. 'That treaty...doesn't ban military activity, ' Pence said. The new troops will establish by no later than 2020, promised Pensions.
'It will be a consolidation, we believe, and from there future Congresses and future administrations can grow and expand and nurture. the Space Force as they see fit'. "And the reality is, the more we look at our competitors in space - chiefly among them are China and Russian Federation - we see the deployment of technologies by both of those countries - anti-satellite technologies", Pence said.
The idea has taken on a life of its own at Trump's rallies.
"Space is a war fighting domain just like the land, air, and sea", he said, "And America will be as dominant there as we are here on Earth".More news: Pentagon sends 800 troops to US-Mexico border as migrant caravan advances
"That will be the project of the space force going forward".
"Russia, in the very same year, assigned a part of its aerospace division to a space force", the vice president said.
In creating the Space Force that President Donald Trump wants, one of the first steps should be to make an agency that buys cutting-edge space technology for all branches of the USA military, the National Space Council said Tuesday.
According to Pence, the space development Agency should be concerned about the creation of new technologies.
"It will not, in the first instance, look like other branches of the service that were stood up".
'The time has come to stop studying the problem and start fixing it, ' he said.