by Countable | Updated on 9.18.18
"As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space—we must have American dominance in space. And so we will," Pence said. "Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea."
Congress would have to approve the creation of a new military branch.
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NO!!! We have the air force for that already!!! Defense spending is already ridiculous! We do NOT need yet another redundant government agency! Lets spend the money on affordable housing, or feeding the starving children, or anything that is NOT just another ‘big gun’ for Trump to wave i our faces.
Space is, by international law, a non-militarized place. Not that law means anything to 45 and his Dancing Trumpanzees.
No. Totally a waste of money. Just fund NASA.
.... seriously? Unless clone troopers, light sabers and armored battle stations the size of small moons are involved, the answer is a resounding NO. The USAF and NASA already perform the duties that these prolific time and tax money wasters want to assign to an entirely new military branch. This is just a colossally stupid idea, I can’t quite believe we are seriously considering this whackadoodle bullshit.
Having a person as opposed to science as trump is, putting people in space, is dangerous. They’ll probably be coal fired rockets.
Not before universal healthcare , impeach the liar in chief and all of his cronies
No. The United States doesn’t own, and is not responsible for patrolling, space. I really wish you could stand back and see just how ridiculous this notion is.
I'm currently in the Navy now and we all are laughing at this idea. We are looking foolish right now. Let's worry about things on this planet right now
Absolutely not! We don't even take care of the military members we currently have.
Finally we have proof... There is such a thing as a stupid question.
Unless we have proven that we have to defend against alien invasion, we don't need to waste money on such a money pit.
We are nowhere near needing protection in space, for Pete's sake we've only been to the moon, what is there to protect? And why would wars over the earth be fought in space? On top of all this we're already spending an insane amount on being the world's police, we don't need this financial burden.
We already have one. It’s called NASA...
So we don't have the money to provide our own citizens with even the most basic of healthcare, but we have plenty of money for border walls and a Space Force? Are you kidding me? No, really. Is this a joke? Is this whole administration an elaborate joke?
How can we have a space force when the current administration doesn’t respect science or education? We don’t need a space force. Especially not when we have people in the US who don’t believe in science, vilify anyone who wants to get an education, and think God will solve all of our problems. Take that funding and put it in healthcare, education and improving our infrastructure.
Yes we do. Ever since Sputnik in 1957 the importance of space, and dominating it has been critical. Missilery has gotten far more powerful in the ensuing decades and preventing an attack from space and exploring it go hand in hand. Protecting the Homeland no price for that is too high.
Yes, absolutely. It seems far out, but if we don’t do it now, China or Russia will dominate space before we do. Talk about election meddling capabilities!! This is something we can all agree on!
Alright, which of his handlers let stupid man-baby watch Star Wars?
We do not need a Space Force! The Air Force already accomplishes these tasks. Trump's Space Force is just red meat for his base. Have to rile them up regularly.