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Cruz Warns Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Is Urgently Needed To Prevent Space Pirates

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Cruz Warns Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Is Urgently Needed To Prevent Space Pirates




Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned Americans this week that it was important to fund President Trump’s proposed “Space Force” in order to prevent space pirates.

“Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors,” Cruz, the chairman of the subcommittee on aviation and space, said at a hearing Tuesday.

“Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration,” Cruz said.



The Trump administration has requested more than $2 billion to get Space Force off the ground, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

The report found that a Space Force military branch would need 5,400 to 7,800 in new personnel for overhead and management, adding more than $1 billion to the Pentagon’s annual costs.

Cruz’s space pirate argument was widely mocked online.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk replied to the warning with a pirate flag emoji:








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