Air Force tries to set record straight on what the Space Force is really about
by Sandra Erwin — September 18, 2019 spacenews.com
“..A major concern is a misconception that the Space Force will set national space policy and will lead in what historically have been civilian efforts like space exploration and economic exploitation of space, Thompson said. “There’s a discussion about this grand vision that the Space Force is going to orchestrate economics, and civil and all kinds of other sectors of the economy to take us to the moon and Mars,” he added. “That’s not the way the American system works.”
The Space Force will be much smaller than the other military services, but will have the same basic responsibility to “organize, train and equip” forces so they can be ready to respond during a crisis. For example, U.S. Space Command or another military combatant command would need space operators to help defend satellites if they are targeted by enemy lasers or anti-satellite missiles….”
The Future of Trump’s Space Force
2,999 views•Jul 31, 2018
The Artificial Intelligence Channel
Recorded July 30th, 2018
An expert panel discussed the President’s proposal to create a so-called “space force” as a sixth, new branch of defense. Panelists included former Pentagon officials who discussed the current state and structure of the nation’s extraterrestrial capabilities and the advantages and disadvantages of creating a separate space-focused branch. After panelists spoke, they took questions from the audience.
Does the United States Need a Space Force?
Will the world’s next big conflict be in outer space? And if so, what would a “Space Force” do? heritage.org/
‘…But the truth is, Trump’s Space Force is no laughing matter. Did you know that our most powerful adversaries already have a Space Force?
In 2015, Russia actually combined their Space Force that manages their satellites and associated tracking and control networks with their Air Force and aerospace and missile defense force to create what they now call their Russian Aerospace Forces. That same year China engaged in a massive reorganization of their military which saw the creation of the PLA Strategic Support Force bringing their electronic network, cyber and space warfare forces together into a single service. Shockingly they both also have some basic abilities that we do not…”
Why We Need a Space Force October 3, 2018 csis.org
“..First, let’s get a few misconceptions out of the way. The Space Force has nothing to do with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), astronauts, protecting the planet from asteroids, or fighting aliens. This is about how we organize, train, and equip our existing space forces to protect U.S. national security interests here on Earth. And President Trump did not come up with the idea of creating an independent military department for space. The role of space within the military has been debated for more than two decades in various forms. ..”
Why Would We Need a U.S. Space Force, Anyway?
An expert discussion about a new military branch becomes a master class on why things need to changes By Joe Pappalardo Jun 19, 2018 popularmechanics.com
“..American forces must “gain and maintain space superiority” as a condition for fighting, he said. This echoes the way the USAF first gains control of the airspace above before engaging in a ground campaign.
These threats, Loverro said, are already here. If a war broke out in the Pacific, commanders would have a hard time communicating with troops. “We have a SATCOM jamming threat today,” Loverro told Congress. “We have nothing on books until 2027 to solve that problem.”
Trump just revealed the logo for the Space Force, and it looks like the ‘Star Trek’ symbol PUBLISHED FRI, JAN 24 20205:25 PM ESTUPDATED FRI, JAN 24 20206:13 PM EST
“..The Pentagon and White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s query as to why the Space Force and “Star Trek” logos — both with blue globes, white stars, and swooshed rings around a sleek space ship — looked similar. The Space Force logo also resembles the symbol for the Air Force Space Command…”
WHAT WILL THE SPACE FORCE ACTUALLY DO? TRUMP BOASTS NEW MILITARY BRANCH WILL ALLOW U.S. TO ‘CONTROL THE ULTIMATE HIGH GROUND’ BY JASON MURDOCK ON 12/21/19 AT 6:05 AM EST newsweek.com
‘..Officials said the Space Force was needed as U.S. adversaries had “turned space into a warfighting domain” and troops need to be organized and trained to address future threats.
“With the establishment of the Space Force we elevate the ‘organize, train and equip’ function consistent with the criticality of the space domain,” Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of U.S. Space Command, said in a statement published Friday. He added: “The Space Force will deliver the capabilities U.S. Space Command needs to control and exploit space for national advantage.”..”
When Does Space Force Recruiting Begin?
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