President Donald Trump suggested creating a new military branch dedicated to space warfare during a speech to military service members in California on Tuesday, March 13.
The president gave a speech to a crowd of service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
“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.”
“I said, ‘Maybe we need a new force. We’ll call it the Space Force,'” he added. “And I was not really serious. And then I said, ‘What a great idea. Maybe we’ll have to do that. That could happen. That could be the big breaking story.'”