Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz doubled down on his calls for a U.S. Space Force to take on extraterrestrial pirates and existential threats.
"Russia will have to respond with reciprocal and asymmetrical measures," warned Russian Army General Valery Gerasimov.
President Donald Trump's space force could "increase the likelihood of conflict" in outer space, warned Laura Grego, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.
"If you liked the president's border wall, wait until you see his space wall," arms control expert Joseph Cirincione said.
The picture featured seven people, all wearing orange space suits with swastika patches made of the letters "S" and "F" to stand for the president's desired sixth military branch, Space Force.
Trump 2020 campaign plans to use the new Space Force agency to sell products.
The cooperation of humankind in space exploration must not be sacrificed because of Trump's dangerous ideas.
The U.S. military is looking for new ways to dominate the globe and beyond.
This is the second time Trump has publicly said he wants to develop a U.S. space force.
"My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea."