US House approves Space Force in $738 billion defense bill

US House approves Space Force in $738 billion defense bill

The House overwhelmingly passed a $738b defense policy bill Wednesday that would create a Space Force as the newest military service. The establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth Armed Service of the US, under the Air Force, fulfills one of Trump’s most high-profile requests. The bill would authorize $635b for the Pentagon spending and $23.1b for nuclear weapons programs.

Seekster 4 months

I love this country. Now we can go, "I'm sorry do YOU have a Space Force? Nah didn't think so."

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

Did the House just hand Trump ANOTHER victory?

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 4 months

Most of the Space Force will be satellite management and operations. Most of the work going into this is done by the Air Force near Kennedy. Don't get your hopes up for space firefights. The only violence in space will be involuntary satellite de-commissioning with the X-37B.

ConcealCarryProtect 4 months

I guess it takes alot to start a new branch, but holy shit. Spaceforce better be driving CyberTrucks on the moon or something.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 4 months

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

MoralKombat 4 months

Damn I wish I was twenty years younger, kids joining the USAF today will have the chance to be the first or train the first proper Starfighters. 👾🇺🇸👾

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 4 months

Person who controls space controls the world. Let’s get some space marines going.

IDWFTW 4 months

Dems: TRUMP IS LITERALLY HITLER!!! Also Dems: Yes, Mr. President, you can have your space army. They think Trump and his followers are Nazis yet they just gave him nearly a trillion dollars to build a space army? Talk about schizo...

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 4 months

"They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear."

npc8472 4 months

I love how people are incredulous. This is literally just breaking a piece off the air force and just giving it it's own office. They already do the same thing the space force is going to....they will just have their own branch now.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 4 months

No wonder Americans can't have universal healthcare, a decent education or good roads to drive their gas guzzler SUVs on.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 4 months

Gives me some chills but in the sense that it's exciting. Sure, they won't be doing much now but it does help prep us to move to the Moon and Mars. Good first step.

Dyslexic Hashtagger
Dyslexic Hashtagger 4 months

I think this PROVES democrats in Congress don't believe what they say about Trump (e.g. "he's literally Hitler"). If they TRULY believed that, they would NEVER sign off on all of these defense budgets/bills.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 4 months

Will get to watch real life ODSTs in action during my life span, cool.

TheMadDane 4 months

Do you want to know more?

CoLpOeSnED 4 months

Cut military budget in half and invest in Americans!

Neonzz_ 4 months

Fuck yeah! Space Marines. We better get more units to play for the space Marines for Warhammer 40k on the moon

Laughter in the Shadows
Laughter in the Shadows 4 months

just so other people don't get as confused as I did. the 700 billion is the total military bill, not solely the space force. the space force gets 500 million of that. I had an air force buddy have to tell me that.

bloomie 4 months


AD C 4 months

*Looks at budget and wonder if that cover the cost to make an actual light saber*

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