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Keen as ever on his idea of creating an American fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump has said it's a necessity for Washington, because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch.
Trump was speaking at one of his Make America Great Again rallies, this time in Richmond, Kentucky. He was boasting about his record $700bn+ military budgets that would "fully rebuild the American military," and decided to top it off with a promotional line for the Space Force, whose creation is already underway. "It's very popular," he described the concept.
"One of the biggest applause I get wherever I go is when I talk about the Space Force." He then proceeded to explain why it's such a necessary thing: because those the US defense establishment calls its 'main adversaries' have a head start.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: CaptainBeno
Sooooooo, we're back to the bloody Russians again?
Aren't they the reason the US had to get Old Glory on the moon in the first place back in the late 60's?
Isn't that what Kubrick was engaged to present to humanity?
You know, I'm starting to think the US would be screwed without their favourite boogieman to deflect to.
NASA sold its' sole when it bought into the climate change hysteria in the 1990's when Al Gore testified at the UN. Can't trust an agency that cooks the books and doctors reports to show pseudoscience as fact. Their mission changed into Muslim outreach with a huge war chest of money secreted away by the last administration. They were researching to the highest bidder.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Putting effort into space exploration and research will have many positive benefits for society as we discover new technologies and learn more about the mysteries of our universe.
I don’t believe there is really an enemy to be fought, however, putting a “space force” under a military budget instead of a scientific one creates a more stable stream of funding than NASA.