It's been stated, the purpose of this department isn't to soldiers and weapons in space. Get fucking over it already.
Newbie, there was mission creep going on before Trump grabbed at the shiny object.
Russia, America and China are working on orbiting weapons. The smart thing to do is negotiate a deal that slows or stops the insanity.
There are a series of problems here. If one side takes out spy satellites, then the other side finds themselves in a "use it for lose it" position minutes after hostilities start. There's not enough time to talk everyone down.
One conflict, and the satellites start chewing each other up until trying to get a rocket into Space is like launching into an autoshotgun blast. That would last for generations, and if a rock decides to drop in, we go the way of the dinosaurs.
If you don't read something like SciAm you wouldn't know the full scope of it; the stunning progress we've made thanks to orbital instrumentation simply stops.
Frankly, this makes Trump's usual madness seem trivial by way of comparison.
Worst. President. Ever.