President Trump wants to create something called a military ‘Space Force’

President Trump wants to create something called a military ‘Space Force’

President Trump, addressing service members at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, said he wants to create a branch of the armed serviced that’s specifically designed to operate in space, and wants to call it a “Space Force.”

How did Trump get the idea? Well, it started out as a joke apparently. “I said, ‘Maybe we need a new force, we’ll call it the Space Force,’ and I was not really serious. Then I said, ‘What a great idea,’ maybe we’ll have to do that,” the president said. He continued the discussion about why the Space Force would be a good idea to have in place. At this time, it’s unclear if he was still joking or being serious.

While President Trump may have talked about this, he’s certainly not the first to discuss such idea. The Air Force already has a Space Command division that helps oversee the US military operations in space. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coates said in 2017 that “Both [China and Russia] will continue to pursue a full range of antisatellite (ASAT) weapons as a means to reduce US military effectiveness.”

We don’t have any details about what the Space Force would do. He said, “We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force.”

Hamza Khalid

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