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Space Force: Are we really doing this?!
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The Final Dakar
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Aug 9, 2018, 05:37 PM
 
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Aug 9, 2018, 06:07 PM
 
My guess is not as such. The Pentagon doesn’t want a new branch.

The Air Force will keep doing what its doing, and I assume the militarization of space is something they’ve been interested in since before Sputnik.
     
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Aug 9, 2018, 06:33 PM
 
I wasn't paying close attention but I heard Mattie on the radio and thought they somehow managed to move forward
     
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I missed that, but guy knows how to slow-walk.

Trump can’t even get a parade out of him.
     
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Color me surprised. I see Pence dropped the kinetic kill a few hours ago.

Hot take: $8 billion is enough to cover the bureaucratic nightmare we just unleashed, and nothing else.
     
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Is maintaining a strong military in space super expensive? Is it worth it? I mean, generally speaking, outer space is expensive stuff.
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Aug 9, 2018, 08:00 PM
 
I imagine it’s both worth it and very expensive. If we looked into what the Air Force spends on space, I think we’d have some large numbers.

I’d prefer this remained the job of the Air Force for two reasons.

1) We should walk softly and carry a big tungsten rod. The Air Force has less threatening optics.

2) Now the Air Force is going to waste a bunch of time and energy with another pissing match.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
...I assume the militarization of space is something they’ve been interested in since before Sputnik.
They’ll have to break a treaty, though. I doubt this administration will have any issue with doing so, of course.
     
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If we looked into what the Air Force spends on space, I think we’d have some large numbers.
That's what makes this so idiotic.

Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’d prefer this remained the job of the Air Force for two reasons.

1) We should walk softly and carry a big tungsten rod. The Air Force has less threatening optics.

2) Now the Air Force is going to waste a bunch of time and energy with another pissing match.
Oh, you're way ahead of me.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
They’ll have to break a treaty, though. I doubt this administration will have any issue with doing so, of course.
It was a bad treaty. We'll get a nice new treaty a great one. You won't even believe it.
     
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Aug 9, 2018, 11:24 PM
 
Apparently, if you’re a Trump campaign donor, you get to vote on the logo for the space force.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
They’ll have to break a treaty, though. I doubt this administration will have any issue with doing so, of course.
The summary says “no WMDs, hands-off the moon”.

That’s a lot of wiggle.
     
   
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