In a speech delivered to members of the military in San Diego Tuesday, President Donald Trump revealed he’s ready for the U.S. to go to war — in space.
“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 might even have a space force … develop another one.” It’s unclear what “other one” the president’s referring to, but he could be talking about President Ronald Reagan’s half-baked “Star Wars” idea from 1983.
Trump continued: “I was saying it the other day, ‘cause we’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space … maybe we’ll call it the space force.” Yep, this is our lives now.
It’s unclear what situation the president is referring to in the above quote. Was he casually pondering space war on the subway? In a Bond villain’s lair? There doesn’t seem to be an immediate impetus to bring up space war on a random Tuesday in March — but here we are.
By reviving the National Space Council, the Trump administration has shown that it understands the concept of outer space, and that we can shoot rockets into it. Back in December 2017, Trump hinted that he was into space for more than the Falcon 9 launches.
“This is a giant step toward [an] inspiring future and toward reclaiming America’s proud destiny in space,” Trump said, after signing a mandate ominously called Space Policy Directive 1. “And space has so much to do with so many other applications, including a military application. So we are the leader and we’re going to stay the leader and we’re going to increase it manyfold.”
At this rate, we won’t have to worry about an alien invasion destroying us all — we’ve got that covered!