Trump Calls For Militarizing Space With “Space Force”

The New York Daily News reports:

President Trump doesn’t think the U.S. military is large enough — so he announced during a bizarre press conference Tuesday that it will expand beyond planet Earth.

“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea,” Trump told a crowd of Marines at the Miramar military base in California. “We have the air force. We will have a space force. We will call it the space force.”

It was not immediately clear what shape this so-called “space force” might take and what adversaries it would confront. A Pentagon spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. Trump touted his proposed military addition as the next “big breaking story.”