Vice President Pence Lays Out Vision For U.S. 'Space Force'05:57
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a new branch of the military, Space Force, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a new branch of the military, Space Force, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

At the Pentagon Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence lays out the Trump administration's plan to create the first new branch of the U.S. military in more than 70 years: a "space force."

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with space journalist and Alabama Public Radio news director Pat Duggins (@PatDuggins).

This segment aired on August 9, 2018.

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