I to go Twitter this morning and see Space Force is trending.
So Twitter is just an orgy of mockery.
As a Hugo-winning scifi writer, I feel qualified to say: The United States needs quality health care for its people far more than it needs a "Space Force." Let's take all the money and effort we'd pour into that silly thing and instead make an actual difference in people's lives.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) August 9, 2018
Remember, John Scalzi is the guy who reminds white men that they are playing life on the easiest difficulty setting. Also, being a sci-fi writer is no qualification to opine on the future of warfare in space.
If so, I’d make Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn generals in the Space Force for their experience in fighting aliens.
Space Force is a silly but dangerous idea. Medicaid expansion is not silly or dangerous. We should do the second one. Vote!
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) August 9, 2018
Democrat Socialist being a Democrat Socialist.
So…the douchbag in Chief has the head of Marvel to maralogo for a general cock-sucking session, next thing ya know we’re talkin about a new branch of military called THE SPACE FORCE. And you’ll never guess who’s gonna run it!!!
Can’t make this shit up folks!
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 9, 2018
He’s just mad the Kiju ate him in Pacific Rim.
So the US is now launching a 6th branch of military, Space Force. To the person that accidentally left “Independence Day” playing in the White House movie room, this is on you.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) August 9, 2018
Now that the Left has had its fun, let us consider the reality.
The United States Air Force was created with the National Security Act of 1947. Justification of the creation of the USAF is as follows:
In general the United States Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs
During WWII, combat aviation was either Navy Aviation or Army Air Corps. We learned how vital air combat superiority was to winning war and so the creation of the Air Force was to have a branch of the military with air combat supremacy as it’s singular goal.
Space defense is going to be critical in the future.
The Left made fun of Reagan’s Star Wars but the fact is, every day, ballistic missile technology becomes easier for less developed nations to achieve. Cell phone other consumer technology that is satellite driven can be found all over the world.
GPS guided weaponry used to be the kind of ordinance only the US could bring to the battlefield. Now the Palestinians are using GPS guided drones to take out targets in Israel using off the shelf consumer grade hardware. A quad copter and a cellphone can make a weapon as accurate as what we were dropping out of F-117’s during Desert Shield.
A defensive first strike may very well include blowing up an enemy nations satellites and taking out their GPS and communications network.
Next generation spy satellites, orbiting monitoring systems, preventing enemy nations from weaponizing their own satellites is going to be part of the future of war. It’s not “if” but “when” and you’d expect a sci-fi writer to understand that.
Having a military branch with the singular responsibility of extra-atmospheric intelligence gathering and defense is logical. Especially as private companies develop more advanced space technology.
If Elon Musk can put his convertible in space, how long will it be before some Iran or Pakistan or China has the ability to put an orbiting nuke in space?
I’m not saying I agree with this 100%. What I am saying is that it is not an irrational, crackpot idea.
But trust that Leftists who hate Trump and no nothing about military history, strategy, or tactics are going to demonstrate just how stupid they are making fun of the President for this.