The U.S. military may add another branch, this one devoted to defending our galaxy, President Donald Trump said in a speech on Tuesday before service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.
“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 may even have a Space Force.”
“We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force,” Trump added.
“You know, I was saying it the other day, ‘cause we’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space, I said maybe we need a new force, we’ll call it the ‘Space Force,’” President Trump told soldiers in California. “And I was not really serious, and then I said, ‘what a great idea, maybe we’ll have to do that.’ That could happen.”
Trump then pointed at some off-camera folks, presumably members of the news media, and added, “Look at all those people back there. Look at them. Oh, that fake news.”