The left is mocking President Trump for floating the idea of a Space Force, but the president could very well be on to something here.
“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” he told a group of U.S. Marines at Air Station Miramar in southern California yesterday.
“We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force.” One headline by a progressive publication (not worth mentioning) called the president’s idea “the laughingstock of the galaxy.”
However, the idea of a military Space Corps has been in discussion with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for quite some time — long before the president made these remarks and long before liberals had their chance to knock his idea with a splashy headline.
Alabama representative Mike Rogers has been a leading advocate for a dedicated Space Corps which has been at the heart of several military debates and failed to become law in the Senate.
Listen to the president’s remarks below:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 14, 2018
The president's proposal led to a lot of "Space Balls" joke. https://t.co/uaJp6HE1zx
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 14, 2018
Trump: "I want a space force!"
Hawking: "Check, please."
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 14, 2018
Yesterday at a rally, trump actually said… and this is 100% real… He wants to create a new military branch called “Space Force” to fight any potential wars that may occur in space.
That sounds like if we had asked a 9yr old boy for national security advice.
— Mat Molina (@realMatMolina) March 14, 2018
According to the Wall Street Journal, ” Transferring responsibilities to a stand-alone space force would entail the biggest structural shift inside the military since 1947, when the Air Force was created from its predecessor, the Army Air Corps.”