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USSF
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:30:39 PM »
United States Space Force or, like the Reagan Star Wars fiasco will it be the United States Space Farce?

Seems the idea is a brainchild of Donald Rumsfeld (so a good pedigree, eh?) bsck in 2000. Today Pence gave it a boost(er).

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What’s a Space Force, and Can Trump Really Start One?
Satellites make much of modern warfare possible, through GPS systems, wireless communications and sophisticated weather forecasting. This makes satellites tempting military targets. The U.S. Air Force is now responsible for defending American satellites and spacecraft and wants to continue to do so. But President Donald Trump says the perils require a new military branch, which has come to be known as the Space Force; Vice President Mike Pence will provide more details in a speech today. Critics say adding a Space Force would just add bureaucracy and costs. Supporters say a new military branch is needed to prioritize U.S. defenses for the next battlefront.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/08/06/what-s-a-space-force-and-can-trump-really-start-one-quicktake#gs.AwZP7uk


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Space_Force

It's only an outline, mind, does that make it any more solid (or valid) than The Wall?

I am begining to wonder when America's neighbour (and trading "partners") will start to build their own walls round the States to contain Trump and his mob.


OT: just dawned on me, has Trump sacked anyone or suffered resignations lately?
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Re: USSF
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 05:06:21 PM »
No need to build a wall around the States. It is much cheaper to build a wall around the White House :).
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Re: USSF
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 05:33:27 PM »
No need to build a wall around the States. It is much cheaper to build a wall around the White House :).

True, true - 'cept the rednecks with break it down. They are probably so insular they would welcome a wall round all.
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Re: USSF
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 06:59:55 PM »
No need to build a wall around the States. It is much cheaper to build a wall around the White House :).

I'd just like a wall on wheels around Trump -- preferably one with a good sound barrier.
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