Because we have nothing better to spend our money on, the United States set a goal today to create a new, sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020 known as the Space Force. A Space Force recruitment video is already online and can be watched above!
Vice President Mike Pence today said (via NBC News): “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. Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea.”
He added, “History proves that peace only comes through strength, and in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead.”
The Department of Defense has prepared a report laying out the phases of creating the new branch, which will ultimately have to be reviewed and approved by Congress.