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Coming in 2020: Space Force

#1 Post by Vandal » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 am

Pentagon plans to launch Trump's Space Force as a separate armed service
WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the Pentagon plans to launch a Space Force, embarking on an effort to create the first armed service since 1947.

In June, President Donald Trump called for the establishment of the sixth armed service, to join the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Thursday's plan, which requires authorization and funding from Congress, would develop forces to defend satellites from attack and perform other space-related tasks. China and Russia are the nation's primary rivals in space.

"The time has come to establish the United States Space Force," Pence said.

The force would be created by 2020, Pence said. Before that, the Pentagon plans to assemble the U.S. Space Command, which would be led by a four-star officer and draw forces from the other armed services. A 15-page proposal outlines the need for the force and steps to get there but no bottom line, saying only that any costs associated with it will be sent to Congress next February.

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters that he assumed creating the Space Force would cost "billions."
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#2 Post by Pastor Fireball » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 am

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters that he assumed creating the Space Force would cost "billions."
So we can't find money to clean up the drinking water in Michigan, give teachers a pay raise, or insure sick children... but there is suddenly billions of dollars laying around to create more military bureaucracy? Shouldn't the conservatives and the Tea Party be up in arms about this? Oh, that's right. I forgot. Conservatives and Tea partiers don't hate excessive government spending. It's all about hating that a smart, honest, patriotic, black Christian was elected President in 2008. Conservatives and Tea partiers truly are sociopaths.
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#3 Post by jarnon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am

I worked on covert Air Force satellite programs that could be moved to the Space Force. One problem is that those programs' budget is classified. It'll be much easier for the curious public to figure out their budget as part of the Space Force than as part of the much larger Air Force budget.

But if the Space Force is created, I think their uniforms should be like Air Force uniforms, but black instead of blue.

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#4 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:42 am

jarnon wrote:I worked on covert Air Force satellite programs that could be moved to the Space Force. One problem is that those programs' budget is classified. It'll be much easier for the curious public to figure out their budget as part of the Space Force than as part of the much larger Air Force budget.

But if the Space Force is created, I think their uniforms should be like Air Force uniforms, but black instead of blue.
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#5 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 pm

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#6 Post by elwoodblues » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:26 pm

This is something that everyone knows is not going to happen, and it is probably intended to distract us from other things. It is hard to believe that even someone as mentally unstable as Trump would think this is a good idea, and the way Pence and others in the administration are going along with it is sad.

And why is it that no one ever asks where the money will come from for something like this? We only ask that when it comes to programs that will help people.

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#7 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:41 pm

elwoodblues wrote:This is something that everyone knows is not going to happen, and it is probably intended to distract us from other things. It is hard to believe that even someone as mentally unstable as Trump would think this is a good idea, and the way Pence and others in the administration are going along with it is sad.

And why is it that no one ever asks where the money will come from for something like this? We only ask that when it comes to programs that will help people.
Not one thing can be done until Congress funds it. trump acts like it's a done deal.
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#8 Post by a1mamacat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:12 pm

Maybe he's afraid of the "Mars Attacks" script LOL
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#9 Post by jaybee » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Wouldn't it make more sense to just build a space wall?
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#10 Post by ghostjmf » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:11 am

As the meme currently circulating on facebook says

"And the Martians will pay for it"

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#11 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:02 am

I'm just waiting for the Martian leader to come to earth and give Trump a book entitled "To Serve Man."

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#12 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:13 am

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#13 Post by Estonut » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 pm

Pastor Fireball wrote:Conservatives and Tea partiers truly are sociopaths.
I don't know a single Conservative sociopathic enough to think such a thing, let alone post such a bigoted, ignorant and disgusting statement.
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#14 Post by Beebs52 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:54 pm

Estonut wrote:
Pastor Fireball wrote:Conservatives and Tea partiers truly are sociopaths.
I don't know a single Conservative sociopathic enough to think such a thing, let alone post such a bigoted, ignorant and disgusting statement.
Some people embrace delusions.
Oh please.

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#15 Post by Hale Bopper » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:48 pm

I've got the first platoon of cadets in basic training right now, sir! I hope the budget allows for a whole bunch of Nikes....

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#16 Post by BackInTex » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:07 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Estonut wrote:
Pastor Fireball wrote:Conservatives and Tea partiers truly are sociopaths.
I don't know a single Conservative sociopathic enough to think such a thing, let alone post such a bigoted, ignorant and disgusting statement.
Some people embrace delusions.
In this case, some people are [their own] delusion.
In the end, they will all pretty much taste the same.

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#17 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:16 am

BackInTex wrote:
Beebs52 wrote:
Estonut wrote:I don't know a single Conservative sociopathic enough to think such a thing, let alone post such a bigoted, ignorant and disgusting statement.
Some people embrace delusions.
In this case, some people are [their own] delusion.
True dat.
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#18 Post by jarnon » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:04 am

Trump orders creation of US Space Command

The US Space Command replaces the longstanding Air Force Space Command. It elevates the prominence of the military space program, though not to the level of a separate military branch. I think (and I know something about the subject) that the reason this wasn't done decades ago is that most of the Space Command's activities were covert, so they shunned attention.

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#19 Post by jarnon » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:52 am

Space Force has announced that one of its main units, Space Operations Command, is abbreviated SpOC. Leonard Nimoy, of blessed memory, would be pleased.

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