President Trump is apparently moving forward on his controversial proposal to create a space force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, with members of his administration beginning to discuss how it would function. The Onion takes a look at the pros and cons of developing a space force.

PRO


We don’t have anything more important to spend the money on.


Would finally get to knock those smug Marines down a peg.


Our brave men and women in uniform deserve to meet Chewbacca.


Vast expanse of nothingness not going to defend itself.


If aliens do attack, they’ll probably take out these jingoistic dumbfucks first.


CON


There ain’t no oxygen up there!


Even the most advanced NASA spacecrafts still no match for an elite Jovian-class, duel plasma-powered Centurion Starfighter.

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Sooner or later, the problematic “everything about it” factor will arise.


Not a whole lot of oil in space.


We shouldn’t be trying to expand our killing to space when there’s plenty who still need killing right here on Earth.

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