Vice-President Mike Pence announced plans to create by 2020 a new space forces of the United States, which will be the sixth native American troops.
It is reported by The Associated Press.
Pence said the new kind of troops necessary to ensure American dominance in space in the face of increasing competition and threats from China and Russia.
“The space that was once peaceful and unbeatable, now a crowded and competitive,” he said.
Pence announced that the Pentagon would later publish the details of the first phase of the plan for the creation of space forces.
President Donald trump had previously called for “separate but equal” space force. The Minister of defense of Jim Mattis approved the reorganization plans of the space forces of the armed forces, however, was against launching an expensive separate kind of troops.
It should be noted that the creation of new kinds of troops must be approved by the U.S. Congress.