REPORT: Mattis, White House agree about creation of Space Force, Pence to lay out next steps
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Vice President Mike Pence is expected to give a speech at the Pentagon Thursday where he will outline the next steps in forming the Space Force as the fifth branch of the military.
“JUST IN: VP Pence will deliver a speech Thursday at the Pentagon about next steps in the formation of the Space Force,” a CNN correspondent reported Tuesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the Defense Department, Pence, and the White House are in “complete agreement” in the creation of a new Space Force.
Asked whether he supported establishing a combatant command for space, Defense Sec. Mattis tells @LMartinezABC, “Absolutely. We need to address space as a developing war fighting domain.” https://t.co/x8jFMdVHJe pic.twitter.com/9dG2QCSmL4
— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2018
JUST IN: VP Pence will deliver a speech Thursday at the Pentagon about next steps in the formation of the Space Force.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 7, 2018
Today, a pool reporter asked SecDef Jim Mattis what he thinks about the Space Force. Here’s the full exchange pic.twitter.com/tgY6ws2jSJ
— Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) August 7, 2018
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
White House official confirms that Vice President Pence will make a speech about Space Force on Thursday at the Pentagon.
— Jeff Schogol (@JeffSchogol) August 7, 2018
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