Speaking at the National Space Council meeting in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the forward progress in the creation of the U.S. Space force as a new branch of the United States military.
The vice president said steps are being taken to establish the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the military that is "separate from and equal to the five other branches."
He said "Our administration has taken decisive action to strengthen American power and secure our vital national interests in space."
Pence said, President Donald Trump believes that space is a war fighting domain just like "the land, air and sea. And America will be as dominant there as we are here on Earth."