Space Force: 5 things to know about Trump’s controversial plan
Space Force: 5 things to know about Trump’s controversial plan
12 August, 2018, 11:49
The announcement of the planned creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020, to be known as the Space Force, has been met with scepticism, with critics viewing it as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavour.
The Russian Space Forces, a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, is a military group for space operations that develops military and integrated satellite systems.
Dodge noted that creating a Space Force now, instead of waiting for the future, would allow the U.S.to "Keep pace with and [go] beyond the abilities of potential adversaries to the United States". "Until we have those same needs in space, the Air Force and the other services are doing all the things we need to do".
"There is a threat out there but it's being handled by the U.S. Air Force today". In the second phase the Pentagon would combine all the components into the new sixth branch of service.
He added the "Space Force" was an idea "whose time has come". The Defense Department is taking steps to establish a U.S. Space Command, on par with organizational structures like the Pacific Command, and an acquisitions office to streamline purchases of satellites and other space equipment across services, The Washington Postreports. Absolutely. Do we need to have more robust thinking about space as a military and commercial domain? Senator Bernie Sanders said via Twitter "maybe, just maybe" the government should guarantee healthcare "before we start spending billions to militarize outer space". The Space Command will be led by a four-star general to oversee warfighting operations.
The image modifies the existing flag for the Russian Space Forces into a Trump-style logo.
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