President Trump on Tuesday said he wants America’s military to boldly go where no military has gone before — space, the final frontier.
The commander-in-chief shared his plan at a White House ceremony where he presented the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the West Point Black Knights football team for beating Navy in their annual face-off.
“You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard,” Trump said.
“And we’re actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force. Does that make sense? Because we’re getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons. And we are seriously thinking of the Space Force.”
Trump first voiced his views about a space-based branch of the military during a speech at the Miramar Air Station in San Diego in March.
“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea,” the president said.
“We have the Air Force. We’ll have the Space Force.”
The US signed the Outer Space Treaty banning space warfare in 1969, but it’s unclear what if anything could stop the president if he decided to put his plan into action.
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