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Uncle Sam Wants You – for the Space Force

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Uncle Sam Wants You – for the Space Force

Uncle Sam Wants You – for the Space Force
December 21
19:48 2018

President Donald Trump may or may not get the funding he wants for The Wall, but, he has taken a major leap forward against illegal aliens of another sort.

On Tuesday Dec.18, Trump signed a memo that officially established a US Space Command, which is seen as the first step toward the “Space Force” that the President has envisioned as the sixth branch of the U.S. Military. The news was announced by Vice President Mike Pence during a speech Tuesday morning at the SpaceX Rocket Launch event in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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“Under his leadership the United States is taking steps to ensure that American national security is as dominant in space as it is here on Earth,” Pence said. “It is my privilege to announce that today, President Trump will direct the Department of Defense to establish a combatant command that will oversee all our military activities in space.”

Pence added; “The U.S. Space Command will integrate space capabilities across all branches of the military. It will develop the space doctrine tactics, techniques and procedures that will enable our war fighters to defend our nation in this new era.”

Officially called the United States Space Command, the new command will fall short of becoming a new branch of the armed services – or “Space Force” as Trump has said previously – but Pence noted in his remarks on Tuesday that Trump is expected to sign a policy directive soon laying out plans and a timeline to make the “Space Force” the sixth branch of the military.

There was a U.S. Space Command that had existed in this same capacity from 1982 to 2002. After the 9/11 attacks, it was moved under U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for all of the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons.

According to Fox News, the new command, makes it once again a separate entity, and raises its profile, putting it on par with the current combatant commands such as U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

Threats From Space

All conspiracy theories and kidding aside about Hollywood style alien invasions, the Department of Defense readily agrees that the U.S. faces significant threats from space. Not from little green men, but from satellite killers and other space-based weapons of our earthbound adversaries. Even before the memorandum, the Pentagon has been pushing programs such as anti-satellite weapons, missile detection capability and space-based solar power to counter mounting space threats from Russia and China.

Still others argue that a “Space Force” is needed to counter the danger of the tons of space debris that is floating around the Earth in continually decaying orbits. Not to mention the real threat of an asteroid impact, similar to the one that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Who knows, once created, a Space Force, may indeed “boldly go where no man has gone before.” However, for now, whatever their ultimate mission, experts tend to agree that a “Space Force” won’t be something that will be patrolling the final frontier anytime during Trump’s current presidential term.

“This is something that is going to take a long time to get running, three to five years if things run smoothly and this actually gets through Congress,” John Crassidis, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Buffalo, told Fox News.

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  1. Everett
    Everett December 24, 19:59

    Glad we have leadership who is forward acting. The time for reactive behavior is dangerous on an era when technology is moving so fast.

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  2. chuck
    chuck December 24, 22:06

    whats this ?

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  3. Toolman
    Toolman December 24, 22:57

    I want to join the space force! If there is anything a 74 year old man can do, count me in!

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  4. 개미
    개미 December 25, 12:15

    Please elect Elon Musk as POTUS, and get rid of Trump the “Conservative” clown.

    Reply to this comment
  5. James R. Green Sr.
    James R. Green Sr. December 25, 20:16

    Where do I sign up for this program? I may be old, but I am willing to serve in any capacity.

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  6. Marty
    Marty December 26, 14:21

    The entity that is most effectively influencing our politics and dividing the citizens of the USA is main stream media and radical, violent liberals. Anyone who makes even the most casual but objective examination of the US economy and state of immigration knows that the media is actively misrepresenting the facts. If you see this and feel that the rampant bias in the media does not represent you, perhaps you should consider not voting for Democrats, liberals, socialists. Watch this short video of a John Stossel interview: https://youtu.be/kl0-n0zWVJk . Or this video on immigration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUU2iWxrH2M&feature=youtu.be Also search “WalkAway Movement” on the net and see videos from former Democrats about why they are leaving the Democratic Party.

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