Skip to comments.Trump announces he’s directing Pentagon to create ‘space force’ as independent service branch
Posted on 06/18/2018 10:00:09 AM PDT by NKP_VetEdited on 06/18/2018 1:15:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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Prevent rather than react
Put them in charge of border security, that’ll solve that problem. We can launch all the border crossers into orbit.
Send up the Marines!
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?
For your summer reading pleasure :-)
Buck Rogers to be named first Space Chief.
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?
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.
From wikipedia: "China's anti-satellite (ASAT) program has been under development since 1964"
“Is he recruiting Starship Troopers yet?”
I’ll volunteer for shower duty.
In a hundred years, President Trump will still be the founder.
Maybe they will name a great base or station after him.
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