Trump, from very early in his administration, has shown disdain for international treaties, having walked away from the Iran treaty on nuclear development, the SALT II treaty on development of nuclear weapons and most recently the open skies treaty to permit oversight of military buildup and troop movement. The argument for the “Space Force” is that it is for peaceful purposes only, and therefore the claim is that it is not a violation of the Outer Space Treaty. Unfortunately, other nations may not see it that way.
the political message of Sputnik I was clear. The ability to launch a satellite into orbit with the approximate size and weight of an atomic warhead, the Soviet Union proved they had the capability to land an atomic bomb in America's back yard. The United States had to respond