Trump floats idea of mil­i­tary space force

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

SAN DIEGO — Amer­ica should cre­ate its own sep­a­rate mil­i­tary space force, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump men­tioned in an off­hand re­mark Tues­day that would change the course of U.S. space pol­icy.

Say­ing his national se­cu­rity strat­egy “rec­og­nizes that space is a war-fight­ing do­main, just like the land, air and sea,” Trump said at a San Diego Ma­rine Corps base that he’s con­sid­er­ing “a space force” that would be the equiv­a­lent of the Air Force, Army and Navy.

Trump said at first he wasn’t se­ri­ous when he floated the con­cept, but “then I said, ‘What a great idea, maybe we’ll have to do that.’”

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