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

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

"We should have a new force called the Space Force", Trump said to troops at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

He said some people may argue that a space force would "compromise the sanctity of considering space to be off limits from warfare". "We may even have a Space Force". "We have the army, the navy". "We have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force", he said.

"Space Force" may sound like a low-budget sci-fi film, but the concept of a space-focused military branch isn't new.

Serie A bids emotional goodbye to Astori
Play was also halted 13 minutes into Fiorentina's first match without their captain, a tribute to Astori's shirt number, 13. The Serie A club defeated Benevento 1-0, with Vitor Hugo grabbing a T-shirt bearing Astori's image after scoring.

After Trump renewed the "space force" proposal, Twitter completely roasted him. "I think he likes what you do better than what he does, but he's doing a great job".

It was not entirely clear if Trump was joking about the idea or being serious, because he then referenced the "fake news" media writing stories about the Space Force. Maybe we'll have to do that'. Vice President Mike Pence cited America's "prosperity, security and identity" in describing the initiative past year, noting that Russian Federation was eclipsing America beyond Earth's atmosphere and cautioning that both Russian Federation and China were formulating technology that could interfere with U.S. satellites.

The Space Corps language was removed from the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act past year. The idea was finally dropped from the Pentagon's funding bill by the end of previous year, but it retains some support in Congress, where advocates say the United States is facing significant strategic vulnerabilities in the face of Russian and Chinese pushes into space warfare. However, the bill does leave the door open to a future space-related branch, The Hill reports, by requiring the Secretary of Defense to study the possibility of creating a space-related military branch someday.


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