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

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Omitted from Trump's list of armed forces branches were the Coast Guard and (presumably comprising a large part of the crowd at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar) the Marines. "It's like the Army and the Navy, but for space, because we're spending a lot of money on space". "We may even have a Space Force, we'll develop another one. we have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force".

While visiting California on Tuesday for the first time since he was elected president, Donald Trump made a comment about the need for a new military arm: the "Space Force".

"Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea", he said.

Trump said he recently came up with the idea jokingly but then fell in love with it.

"You see what's happening?"

Trump's own defense secretary and Air Force secretary argued vociferously against it when members of Congress pushed it past year, O'Keefe said. "Maybe we'll have to do that.' That could happen".

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Sisodia said another such meeting would be called and BJP would be invited again. "The BJP has the government at the Centre. We should present our points in favour of traders before the committee", Sisodia said.

Ever since the Space Age started with the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik, there has been a military and national security aspect to space, even though there are treaties and a United Nations committee that explicitly talk about keeping space a place of peace.

The directive orders NASA "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars", according to the White House.

Last week, Trump spoke of a special future US mission to Mars.

Mr Trump, who earlier fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said he'd originally coined the term "Space Force" as a joke while discussing USA government spending, and private investment, in space.

He said some people may argue that a space force would "compromise the sanctity of considering space to be off limits from warfare".

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