Twitter reacts with memes, outcry after Pence announces 'Space Force'
Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to create the U.S. Space Force on Thursday, America's sixth military branch.
"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."
Predictably, news of the ambitious plan to create the military service by 2020 was met with plenty of buzz on Twitter.
Some users decried the cost of the Space force, an estimated $8 billion over the... read more
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