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Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch
https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | June 18, 2018

Posted on 06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

Edited on 06/18/2018 1:15:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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To: Spirochete
FWIW...

The Air Force's Secret Space Shuttle Has Been In Space 636 Days With No Plans To Come Down Yet
21 posted on 06/18/2018 10:16:26 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: GraceG

That’s right.


22 posted on 06/18/2018 10:17:06 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Excellent!


23 posted on 06/18/2018 10:18:07 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and persue it steadily." -GW)
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To: NKP_Vet

Hey, I wanna join Starfleet!


24 posted on 06/18/2018 10:18:43 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (Iron Maiden? EXCELLENT!)
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To: V_TWIN

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25 posted on 06/18/2018 10:19:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN (oks like)
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To: Sasparilla

Service Guarantees Citizenship!
Would you like to know more?


26 posted on 06/18/2018 10:19:40 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: DoodleDawg

Prevent rather than react


27 posted on 06/18/2018 10:21:56 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: NKP_Vet
Death To Bugs!


28 posted on 06/18/2018 10:22:02 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isnÂ’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Put them in charge of border security, that’ll solve that problem. We can launch all the border crossers into orbit.


29 posted on 06/18/2018 10:22:25 AM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Send up the Marines!


30 posted on 06/18/2018 10:23:38 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: NKP_Vet
***WARNING***

WaPo (A Whale of Poo) - Dishonored in Trump's 2017 Top Ten First Annual Fake News Winners AKA Among the Top Ten Biggest Liars of the Lying Leftist Media

I wouldn't take WaPo's sword for it.

Why not find and post using a reasonably reliable source about this?

31 posted on 06/18/2018 10:24:54 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Spirochete

For your summer reading pleasure :-)

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32 posted on 06/18/2018 10:25:06 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Buck Rogers to be named first Space Chief.


33 posted on 06/18/2018 10:26:06 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 100American
Prevent rather than react

How will that do it better than the way the Air Force is currently doing it?

A separate branch of the armed forces comes with all the overhead. A separate personnel system. Separate supply system. Separate planning and intelligence and all the other tasks that the Air Force does. If Trump cancelled military exercises in Korea in order to save money there then how can he be in favor of the billions in extra expenses that comes from having a brand new branch of the services?

34 posted on 06/18/2018 10:26:20 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: NKP_Vet

35 posted on 06/18/2018 10:26:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DoodleDawg
And what will this do that the current Air Force Space Command does not?

I think (just thoughts here) that the idea would be to get the space needs out from under a single branch of the military. The Navy has had its own space program and needs for decades, the Air Force has its programs, and even the Army and Marines have user requirements for space. By getting that out from under the Air Force, it removes any bias (lot of that going round lately) in the allocation of funds for programs. I think a new 'space force' (hate that name) would consolidate the needs of all the services and the other agencies who have requirements for space assets. In that sense, it seems like a good idea.

Don't envision this as 'Buck Rogers'. Its much less about that and more about making sure that services like GPS, space surveillance, and other needs are met without having a single service arbitrating between the cost of sustaining GPS and the cost of the next strategic bomber or nuclear submarine force, for example.

36 posted on 06/18/2018 10:28:41 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: DoodleDawg
Because we can keep pretending for another 50 years that space is not militarized, or we can finally acknowledge that it is, and do something about it.

From wikipedia: "China's anti-satellite (ASAT) program has been under development since 1964"

37 posted on 06/18/2018 10:28:52 AM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: Sasparilla

“Is he recruiting Starship Troopers yet?”

I’ll volunteer for shower duty.


38 posted on 06/18/2018 10:33:30 AM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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To: NKP_Vet

In a hundred years, President Trump will still be the founder.

Maybe they will name a great base or station after him.


39 posted on 06/18/2018 10:34:46 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: V_TWIN
Can’t wait to see the uniforms.

If you join up, whatever you do, don't let them issue you a red shirt.

40 posted on 06/18/2018 10:35:02 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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