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Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space: ‘Peace comes through strength’
Washington Post ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Robert Costa

Posted on 10/24/2018 1:11:48 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

Vice President Pence on Tuesday declined to rule out the idea of deploying nuclear weapons in space, saying that the current ban on their use is “in the interest of every nation” but that the issue should be decided on “the principle that peace comes through strength.”

The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russia and possibly bolster U.S. military operations in the heavens by forming a “Space Force.”

Pence argued that the Space Force is critical for U.S. national security as China and Russia expand their presence in space and for “ensuring that America remains as dominant in space militarily as we are here on Earth.” Pence also said the Space Force would be needed to provide security for civilian missions to put “American boots back on the Moon” and eventually “seeing Americans land on Mars.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: airforce; apollo; china; mars; moon; nasa; nukes; pence; russia; spaceforce

1 posted on 10/24/2018 1:11:48 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The liberals will spin this, that Pence wants nuclear warhead satellites orbiting the Earth. Remember how they derided Reagan over “Star Wars”? The same playbook will be dusted off as the liberals decry alleged warmonging.


2 posted on 10/24/2018 1:15:06 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

NO! Take that money and build the dang wall!


3 posted on 10/24/2018 1:21:17 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (..Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you.. Joshua 1:9)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Stanley Kubrick predicted the Strategic Defense Initiative.

4 posted on 10/24/2018 1:28:50 PM PDT by tellw (ed)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Peace comes through strength—and the other guy crapping his pants when he sees a demonstration of it.


5 posted on 10/24/2018 1:29:52 PM PDT by jimbug
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To: Pining_4_TX

Bingo.

And we are not the only nation that can put nukes in orbit.

This is Deep State/NeoCon’ism and Pence is a big adherent.


6 posted on 10/24/2018 1:39:57 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

There is a rumor about that within a 2017 U.S. Fleet Exercise a stealth aircraft detection and targeting technique was demonstrated, sufficiently capable to establish an undisclosed weaponry target lock.


7 posted on 10/24/2018 1:47:35 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

We should not start a new arms race or weaken treaty based protections.


8 posted on 10/24/2018 1:59:30 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

This is a stupid thing to say right before an election.


9 posted on 10/24/2018 2:18:37 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

He’s preparing to take over in 2025. Learning a lot from the Trumpster.


10 posted on 10/24/2018 2:37:33 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The Russians and Chinese have nuclear EMP weapons. Count on it. We should have them, too.


11 posted on 10/24/2018 2:43:37 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

More Fake News from the WP.
Pence refused to bite on a got-ya question.
There are laws already in place to prevent this from happening.


12 posted on 10/24/2018 5:19:58 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Some day we may be glad we put nukes up there:


13 posted on 10/24/2018 6:23:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Trumpisourlastchance

*** This is Deep State/NeoCon’ism and Pence is a big adherent. ***

Agree, As much as I wish Trump had stuck w/ his campaign promises on Mid East Foreign Policy, I fear if a situation were to arise where Pence were President, we will find a major war to start someplace that could lead to WW3, sooner, rather than later.


14 posted on 10/24/2018 9:38:52 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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