SAN DIEGO, the United States, March 15 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald
Trump Tuesday proposed creating a “Space Force” as a new branch of U.S.
In a speech to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in
San Diego in the state of California, Trump said his new national strategy
recognizes that space is a domain of war, just like land, air and sea. “We
have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force,” he said. “I said, maybe we
need a new force, I call it Space Force. I was not really serious, but now
I’m thinking that’s a great idea. We’re making a Space Force. Tremendous,”
said Trump, noting that his country is going to lead again in space. “Our
service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way
into the stars,” he added. “I’m talking the largest military buildup since
Ronald Reagan, and one of the largest buildups in the history of our
nation,” said the U.S. president.
Trump told thousands of troops that his government will give them the
largest pay raise in over a decade, drawing loud cheers.Trump examined
prototypes for his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico earlier
Tuesday amid protests and growing tensions with California, marking his
first visit to the most populous U.S. state since assuming office. Trump is
the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to skip a visit to California
during the first year in office.