Trump jokes, but later says serious about “Space Military Force”

US President Donald Trump is known for his controversial phrases, and some of them are not taken very seriously, even by members of his own party. But one of these ideas - which he himself confesses when he laughed when he said it - is now considered a possibility. This week, while attending a solemnity at the Marine Corps Air Station in California, he talked about creating a "Space Military Force."

“I said, 'Maybe we need a new force, we can call it a Space Force, ' but I wasn't really serious. But then I thought, 'It's a great idea, ' so maybe we'll do that, ”he said. “Space is a battlefield, just like land, air and sea. Then we can have a Space Force. We have the Air Force, the Navy, the Army, so we can develop one more. ”

Trump says that space is a "war fighting domain" and proposes a military "space force." pic.twitter.com/759ENLaIYj

- Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) March 13, 2018

Engadget even questioned the White House on the matter, which confirmed the ruler's joking tone and, for now, no details on the actual implementation of such a thing in the near future. Joke or not, this is not the first time militarization in Earth orbit has surfaced. The Americans, by the way, already have an Air Force arm for that, which is the Space Command division, which monitors the actions up there.

In addition, US National Director of Intelligence Daniel Coates said last year there was evidence that China and Russia had plans to lift anti-satellite weapons aimed at neutralizing and / or reducing the effectiveness of Yankee troops. Well, we may not see something like Starship Troopers yet, but given the growing dispute over the Earth, perhaps what Trump said is no joke.

Trump jokes, but later says serious about “Space Military Force” via TecMundo