Start Here: Analyst predicted 'Space Force'

President Trump's call for a "Space Force" might have taken a lot of people by surprise, but not George Freidman who predicted this 20 years ago. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.
1:38 | 06/19/18

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Transcript for Start Here: Analyst predicted 'Space Force'
The president Jon says the US must have dominance. In space and so he is ordering the Pentagon to create a space force it's a whole new branch of the military but the president's announcement actually surprised some people. In the military ABC's Brett Melky spoke to one guy who was not surprised Brad good morning. AS coming at you hear from the start here studio. And when president trump announced he wanted to create a space force. It took a lot of people by surprise but not George Friedman he's an author and analyst who gets paid to predict what countries will be doing in 2050 a hundred years from now. And and is booked twenty years ago he said the US would start a space force an IS Freeman. Make the case to me tell me what advisors are telling the president why do we need. A space force and he said think about it because of satellites your military is already dependent on space. The harder it is going to be an attack in space that's for Pearl Harbor takes place now Pearl Harbor took place at sea because ceiling control was the instances her strategy now own the center of gravity of war is in space hand. Therefore if you can blind your enemy if you can't make it impossible hand to hear and you know if he can't figure our worry is well he's a tremendous disadvantage no matter how hard house firms force. Now there has been some skepticism and congress would still need to approve a new branch of the military but the president predicts he will get the support he needs. You can hear more about the space forced just want to say right guys space forced. On start here later this morning check it out and apple podcast your favorite podcasting app. And as Diane Brad that it doesn't a movie title until they source a source one.

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