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House panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 06:25 AM
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As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s current space missions.

House panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps

I guess Gary McKinnon's assertions aren't so absurd anymore. They're now, out in the open, talking about wars in space and the need for extraterrestrial defense.

Could The Disclosure Project be making headway??



The creation of the new service would properly reflect space’s importance as a new warfighting domain, “whether we like it or not.”




“There’s been nothing shortsighted about this,” Rogers said. “We started working on it vigorously in September, and we’ve had countless meetings with a number of experts who have advised us as to how this should be construed. In fact, this idea for a space corps as one of the solutions to Air Force space came from the Rumsfeld Commission in 2001. GAO has done three studies on this, all of which tell us that you cannot maintain the current organizational construct of the Air Force and solve the acquisition problems and the operational problems that we have. The Air Force is like any other bureaucracy. They don’t want to change.”


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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: Iamonlyhuman

Your link isn't working. However I'm not sure what congress is talking about. There is all ready a split Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) iheadquartered at Peterson Air Force Base. They are a separate command from regular air force. Weird that Congress doesn't know this.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 06:36 AM
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This is a great interview with WIRED Magazine where Gary McKennon describes UFO related info that he found while nosing around.

'Ufo-hacker' tells what he found




A NASA photographic expert said that there was a Building 8 at Johnson Space Center where they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. I logged on to NASA and was able to access this department. They had huge, high-resolution images stored in their picture files. They had filtered and unfiltered, or processed and unprocessed, files. My dialup 56K connection was very slow trying to download one of these picture files. As this was happening, I had remote control of their desktop, and by adjusting it to 4-bit color and low screen resolution, I was able to briefly see one of these pictures. It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting. There was no reference to the size of the object and the picture was taken presumably by a satellite looking down on it. The object didn't look manmade or anything like what we have created. Because I was using a Java application, I could only get a screenshot of the picture – it did not go into my temporary internet files. At my crowning moment, someone at NASA discovered what I was doing and I was disconnected. I also got access to Excel spreadsheets. One was titled "Non-Terrestrial Officers." It contained names and ranks of U.S. Air Force personnel who are not registered anywhere else. It also contained information about ship-to-ship transfers, but I've never seen the names of these ships noted anywhere else.


In other interviews, he talked about the fact that there was a U.S. 'Space Corps' agency. I guess they're going public with it after 20 or so years.

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr

I fixed the link.

The AFSPC will be absorbed into this agency. The new chief of the Space Corps will become the eighth member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Also, I think, the Air Force will be limited to "terrestrial" defense where this agency will be "extraterrestrial".
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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:00 AM
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This is an interesting topic. Here is a thread from last week discussing it before they voted.

Space Corps: Lawmakers Lay Groundwork for New Military Branch

I'm all for committing more resources to space, but I hope it doesn't increase the defense budget even more. We need to be spending the money smarter not spending more.

But maybe that is the whole purpose of this, to justify increasing the budget for something they are already doing?



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:06 AM
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Will the Navy get to have their own space division? What if an alien invasion force comes from a water world? We'll need 'Space Marines' as well.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Unfortunately, it's not just "more resources to space" but actually more resources for exterrestrial WARS. I wonder if there is something on the horizon in terms of disclosure.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: stormcell
Will the Navy get to have their own space division? What if an alien invasion force comes from a water world? We'll need 'Space Marines' as well.


Lol, I guess it depends on which Earth entry point they decide to invade from (water versus space). You should ask your Representative that question and see what he/she says!



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: Iamonlyhuman

No, I think your fantasizing too much.

It's for projects like the X-37B, spy and offensive/defensive satellites and operations to counter those same types of projects and operations from China and Russia and other countries.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

That's part of it, but the main reason is for all the mundane stuff like satellite operations. It would make sense for them to manage our ballistic missiles too. If this winds up happening, it's simply an organizational change. I encourage folks not to read too much into it, for all the good it'll do.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: Iamonlyhuman where this agency will be "extraterrestrial".

I think you are wanting to defend that hack Gary and seeing things that are not there. Can you show me where this is about fighting aliens?



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: Iamonlyhuman
a reply to: watchitburn

Unfortunately, it's not just "more resources to space" but actually more resources for exterrestrial WARS. I wonder if there is something on the horizon in terms of disclosure.

Again, stop making stuff up. Please show where this has anything to do with fighting wars against aliens.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: stormcell
Will the Navy get to have their own space division? What if an alien invasion force comes from a water world? We'll need 'Space Marines' as well.


You mean these guys?




posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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Interesting considering Trump just resurrected the NASA council that does long term project goals. I am glad to see space coming more and more into the mainstream so to speak.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr

Space Command is not a separate branch of the DOD. It is simply an administrative division like Transport Command, Training Command, etc. What the original poster was discussing is a completely independent force under DOD. As a former Air Force officer in Space Command, I don't see this getting through congress any time soon.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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I drive Uber part time. One of my passengers who was in the military told me that the Air Force had a Space program larger than NASA.
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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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*Yawn*

Everyone knows the USN already has space ops.

Air-breathing flyboys don't belong in deep space.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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Why couldn't they have chosen a cool name like "starfleet?

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 11:15 PM
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well obviously they already have a space corp or they wouldn`t even be wasting time asking for an official designation for it.
if they aren`t asking for massive funding for something called the space corp then obviously they already have a space corp with funding.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: dragonridr
They want to create a fifth division of the Armed forces is the plan. Everything under that part of the Air Force would move to the Space Corps command.

The age of the space marine is now upon us!

Are we going to Klandathu first??
I hope our first mission goes better than theirs.




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