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Thread: Usa announces a 6th wing to the military...space force.

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    Default Usa announces a 6th wing to the military...space force.

    https://www.independent.ie/world-new...-37202658.html

    The White House has announced ambitious plans to create the US Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020.

    The proposal taps into the American public’s long fascination with space but with a military focus, and faces daunting hurdles.


    What does the future hold.

    Will we need permission to launch a satellite.

    As technology moves on ,targets and weapon's can be launched from outside the earths atmosphere.

    Is it a free for all or will each country own a little bit.

    Mr Pence described space as a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested but has now become crowded and adversarial.

    Does that mean we will see a few satellite's being knocked out of orbit.

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    The US is based on perpetual war and the production of weapons. Putting weapons in space would be a big boost to the arms manufacturers but, unlike its constant Earthly wars, there is no enemy to consume the stocks.

    Space weapons could be used to extract a tax on satellites and world communcations and that may be where they are going with this scheme.

    The last great empire ruled the waves; Trump's empire aspires to rule the cosmos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    The US is based on perpetual war and the production of weapons. Putting weapons in space would be a big boost to the arms manufacturers but, unlike its constant Earthly wars, there is no enemy to consume the stocks.

    Space weapons could be used to extract a tax on satellites and world communcations and that may be where they are going with this scheme.

    The last great empire ruled the waves; Trump's empire aspires to rule the cosmos.
    As in - 'nice satellite you have there, shame if something happened to it'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    The US is based on perpetual war and the production of weapons. Putting weapons in space would be a big boost to the arms manufacturers but, unlike its constant Earthly wars, there is no enemy to consume the stocks.

    Space weapons could be used to extract a tax on satellites and world communcations and that may be where they are going with this scheme.

    The last great empire ruled the waves; Trump's empire aspires to rule the cosmos.
    That sums it up. Satellite technology is the present and the future. However the Russians and China have made advances in space and have a foreword plan .

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    All the world's a stage... That we're just going through.

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    Some very juicy contracts to build stuff...?

    So obvious and wasteful. Maybe make the US less of a kip for the working poor?

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    The Space Force is a total waste of money - yet another useless lunatic idea from the great orange moron lunatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by President Bartlet View Post
    The Space Force is a total waste of money - yet another useless lunatic idea from the great orange moron lunatic.
    but think the badges and uniforms lads.
    Life is hard
    That's why no-one survives

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    I'm sure the rest of the U.S. military are happy with this funding diversion.

    May the Farce be with you

    I am in line for a smiting probably sooner than I expect. Apparently.

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    Is a merge possible?

    Far better OP here but there's more meat for discussion (7 pages) in the zoo'd thread.

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