Donald Trump proposes 'Space Force' to battle in the stars

  • Donald Trump proposes 'Space Force' to battle in the stars

Donald Trump proposes 'Space Force' to battle in the stars

Actually, despite Trump's claim of having originating it, the idea of a new branch of the military to be dubbed the "Space Corps" (under the umbrella of the Air Force) was embraced by the House Armed Services Committee in its version of the last defense authorization bill. "We may even have a "space force"-develop another one-space force".

"So think of that, Space Force", Trump continued. "We are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous".

In a speech to personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego on Tuesday, Trump suggested a new military branch that would, presumably, go to infinity and beyond. "We have the Army, the Navy".

"That's unacceptable that we have allowed that to happen, particularly in a day and age when it is essential to have those space capabilities to fight and win wars", he said. In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower established two separate space programs - a civilian one that became NASA, and a military one.

"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.

Last week, Trump spoke of a special future US mission to Mars.

Trump also says that "very soon we're going to Mars", and that that wouldn't be happening if his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, had won. The idea was finally dropped from the Pentagon's funding bill by the end of a year ago, but it retains some support in Congress, where advocates say the U.S. is facing significant strategic vulnerabilities in the face of Russian and Chinese pushes into space warfare.