America's 'Space Force'

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The U.S. military is exploring how to take its operations into space.

According to a U.S. Department of Defence document, military officials are exploring four components for a proposed Space Force. One of these is a Space Development Agency for primarily research and development.

The next would be a Space Operation Force. According to the DOD, this would "develop, field and integrate space capabilities into multi-domain warfighting".

Thirdly the U.S. government would explore a Services and Support component for logistical and administrative purposes. The fourth component the DoD are looking at is a U.S. Space Command to lead conflict operations in space.

According to Defense One, the creation of a new military branch would need congressional approval but some of it could be delivered by a restructuring of the DoD.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of scientists developing new space technology
2. Depiction of military officials coordinating space operations
3. Depiction of a astronaut servicing a space-based facility
4. Depiction of a space command operations center

VOICEOVER (in English):

"According to a U.S. Department of Defence document, military officials are exploring four components for a proposed Space Force."

"One of these is a Space Development Agency for primarily research and development."

"The next would be a Space Operation Force."

"According to the DOD, this would "develop, field and integrate space capabilities into multi-domain warfighting"."

"Thirdly the U.S. government would explore a Services and Support component for logistical and administrative purposes."

"The fourth component the DoD are looking at is a U.S. Space Command to lead conflict operations in space."


SOURCES: U.S. Department of Defense, Defense One, National Geographic, Planetary Society
https://media.defense.gov/2018/Aug/09/2001952764/-1/-1/1/ORGANIZATIONAL-MANAGEMENT-STRUCTURE-DOD-NATIONAL-SECURITY-SPACE-COMPONENTS.PDF
https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2018/07/pentagon-create-space-force/150157/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/space-force-trump-legal-military-role-satellites-science/
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/2018/0823-space-force-explainer.html