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The idea of the space force is nothing new. Just this year the House of Representatives tried to create a sixth branch of the military in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, but the plan died in the Senate. Yesterday, however, Trump revived these hopes. “We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force,” he said at a Marine Corps airbase.
One reason that superiority may erode is that disparate space-related efforts are scattered across the Army, Air Force, and Navy, not to mention intelligence officers, National Reconnaissance Office and Space and Missile Systems Center. Doug Loverro, a former DoD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, noted that fighting in space is different than fighting anywhere else, in the same way that the Navy prepares for unique combat at sea. “We lack that focus for space, one of our five main warfighting domains,” he said.
I feel sorry for any soldiers who are asked to fight a battle in space. There are no trees or foxholes or trenches for cover, so you're awfully exposed as in this scene from moonraker, just a sitting duck waiting to get blasted.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: CaptainBeno
The idea sounds cool and all and if we actually did that they better have freaking storm trooper suits!