The U.S. military may add another branch, this one devoted to defending the ultimate high ground, President Donald Trump said today (March 13).
By Mike Wall | space.com
„My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea,“ the president said during a speech to service members today in San Diego. „We may even have a Space Force.“
Trump said he was musing „the other day“ about the possibility of adding a Space Force to the military, which currently consists of five branches: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. [The Most Dangerous Space Weapons Concepts]
„I said, ‚Maybe we need a new force. We’ll call it the Space Force,'“ he said. „And I was not really serious. And then I said, ‚What a great idea. Maybe we’ll have to do that. That could happen. That could be the big breaking story.'“