"We should have a new force called the Space Force", Trump said Tuesday.
After Trump renewed the "space force" proposal, Twitter completely roasted him.
It says the Air Force has to move toward creating a space defense unit within itself called the Space Corps. How about the Space Force instead?
While visiting California on Tuesday for the first time since he was elected president, Donald Trump made a comment about the need for a new military arm: the "Space Force". "We will have a Space Force".More news: Giants sign Jonathan Stewart
While Trump was nearly jokingly floating the idea, there has always been a military aspect to the space race. Maybe we'll have to do that'. "That could happen. That could be the big breaking story". The military also operates spacecraft that can give early warnings about missile launches on the ground. However, that's not happening anytime soon.
No wars have been fought in space to date, but if Trump's presidency has taught us anything, we know to expect the unexpected. He said China and Russian Federation have become "near peers" to the USA in space capabilities, and the United States is not pushing hard enough to stay ahead.
President Trump waves alongside Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt, third from right, and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. second from right, after a signing ceremony last December for Space Policy Directive 1, which aims to return Americans to the moon.
Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the U.S. military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.
It's not entirely clear what he means by "develop another one". But it seems like Trump is trying to resurrect an idea that his administration originally didn't want.