Most reporting on United States President Donald Trump's 2018 Space Force announcement was framed as another rant-filled word salad served up to military personnel attending the event at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in California.
In a post-event tweet, Trump called the Marine Corps the "Marine Core". The spelling mistake set social-media platforms ablaze with scorching Space Force and spelling-related one-liners. Even the Marine Corps Times, a publication that serves a US military audience and traces its roots to the 1940s, focused on the tweet.
But Trump wasn't joking. Neither are US allies or adversaries.
On Thursday, 17 months after the initial announcement, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are set to preside over a White House ceremony that will "stand up" the US Space Command.
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