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    Donald Trump on Tuesday said his new national security strategy recognizes that space is a theater of war, and he floated the idea of creating a Space Force, a branch of the military that would operate outside of earth's atmosphere.

    "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea," Trump told a an audience of service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. "We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force." The president described how he'd originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. "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," Trump told the crowd of Marines.

    "So think of that, Space Force," Trump continued, "because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous. You saw what happened the other day, and tremendous success. From the very beginning, many of our astronauts have been soldiers and air men, coast guard men and marines. And our service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars."

    It was unclear whether the president was still joking by the time he finished his off script remarks about a Space Force. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/13/trum...-in-space.html

    Gosh I sure hope he's joking because this idea is just ridiculous.
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    When I was in the Air Force they tossed around the idea of changing it to the "Aerospace Force" until they realized how much it would cost to change the name everywhere it appears, from the side of planes to the tags on uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Donald Trump on Tuesday said his new national security strategy recognizes that space is a theater of war, and he floated the idea of creating a Space Force, a branch of the military that would operate outside of earth's atmosphere.

    "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea," Trump told a an audience of service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. "We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force." The president described how he'd originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. "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," Trump told the crowd of Marines.

    "So think of that, Space Force," Trump continued, "because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous. You saw what happened the other day, and tremendous success. From the very beginning, many of our astronauts have been soldiers and air men, coast guard men and marines. And our service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars."

    It was unclear whether the president was still joking by the time he finished his off script remarks about a Space Force. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/13/trum...-in-space.html

    Gosh I sure hope he's joking because this idea is just ridiculous.
    He is right that space is a theater of war and we need to plan and prepare for that.

    I tend to agree that the idea of a new space force is a boondoggle however.

    We already have the Air Force and NASA which can do the work needed to wage war in space.

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    Chickenhawk Trump

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    Actually sounds kind of cool...

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    1. We don't need it.

    2. It is just frivolous talk from someone who doesn't have a clue or the ability to "think it through."

    More blather from the man-baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Donald Trump on Tuesday said his new national security strategy recognizes that space is a theater of war, and he floated the idea of creating a Space Force, a branch of the military that would operate outside of earth's atmosphere.

    "Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea," Trump told a an audience of service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. "We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force." The president described how he'd originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. "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," Trump told the crowd of Marines.

    "So think of that, Space Force," Trump continued, "because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous. You saw what happened the other day, and tremendous success. From the very beginning, many of our astronauts have been soldiers and air men, coast guard men and marines. And our service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars."

    It was unclear whether the president was still joking by the time he finished his off script remarks about a Space Force. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/13/trum...-in-space.html

    Gosh I sure hope he's joking because this idea is just ridiculous.
    The USA military doesn’t need a separate branch for space operations at the moment, the USAF Space Command handles it already.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_Space_Command
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    When I was in the Air Force they tossed around the idea of changing it to the "Aerospace Force" until they realized how much it would cost to change the name everywhere it appears, from the side of planes to the tags on uniforms...

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    We weren't the "Aerospace Force" back then, and now 40 years later we are still not the Aerospace Force, it would be a misnomer.

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