President Trump Wants To Create A 'Space Force' To Fight Space Wars

Lula Sharp
March 14, 2018

As part of his first presidential visit to California, President Trump addressed members of the military at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego Tuesday evening.

"It's really what we're already doing but giving elevated status to the mission", American University space expert Howard McCurdy said of Trump's proposal. "We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force".

"Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea".

But, before the U.S. begins building the super bomber, the air force will carry out a "critical design review" to see how it can better implement the tech. "Very soon, we're going to Mars", Trump said, before stating, "You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won".

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"So think of that, Space Force, because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous", the President said.

He failed to mention the Coast Guard or the Marines. We'll have the space force. "And our service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars". But he may be thinking of the National Defense Authorization Act that he signed into law in December. A year ago some legislators pushed a bill in Congress that included a provision to establish a new branch of the military dubbed the Space Corps.

Trump's own defence secretary and air force secretary argued vociferously against it when members of Congress pushed it a year ago, Sean O'Keefe, who was both NASA administrator and navy secretary under president George W. Bush, told the Associated Press.

His idea was opposed by Pentagon leaders and the White House, who argued the plan was premature and needed more study.

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