Donald Trump suggests United States may need to create a 'space force'

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"We may even have a space force".

"I said 'maybe we need a new force".

Trump didn't make clear what shape this "space force" might take and what adversaries it would confront.

The Congressional Strategic Forces Subcommittee even proposed creating such a branch last July, which they called Space Corps. How about the Space Force instead?

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But, before the U.S. begins building the super bomber, the air force will carry out a "critical design review" to see how it can better implement the tech. "We will have a Space Force". "We'll call it the space force.' Not really serious", he said, reportedly to mixed laughter.

Trump insinuated that the idea started off as joke, but that he might seriously be considering it. Maybe we'll have to do that'.

"That could happen, that could be the big breaking story", Trump said. But he is right that the Air Force's operations are reliant on space. The military also operates spacecraft that can give early warnings about missile launches on the ground.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE told troops in California on Tuesday that the US would be going to Mars in the very near future. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard? 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. But the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that passed last November actually banned it. But it seems like Trump is trying to resurrect an idea that his administration originally didn't want.

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