Trump announces new “Space Force” military branch


Cliffy
#61
 
petros
#62
Are you too fat to fly?
 
taxslave
+1
#63
Cliffy and his little space cadet friends should be estatic about this. Now they can get paid for tripping out.
 
Cliffy
+1
#64
 
Curious Cdn
+2
#65
I've written the Battle Hymn of the Space Force to help Mr. Pence get them off to a Good and Godly start.

Feel free to add your own stanza.

Space is where we MAGA smartly.
Space is where the battle is won!
Lower orbit doesn't impress us
We will fight 'til we own the Sun!

[chorus]
Naaanu, nanu Glorious Leader!
Nanu, nanu President Trump!
You're the greatest stable, genius
You're the one from Heaven above!

[March, march, march, march.
March, March, march, march.]


Russia, China don't upset us
We don't need our friends or foes!
We're the greatest e're in history
Space is ours! as everyone knows.

[chorus]
Naaanu, nanu Glorious Leader!
Nanu, nanu President Trump!
You're the greatest stable, genius
You're the one from Heaven above!

[March, march, march, march.
March, March, march, march.]


Space is ours between the years
now and forever, have no fear.
America! We're God's right hand,
Heaven sent! We'll shed no tears.

[chorus]
Naaanu, nanu Glorious Leader!
Nanu, nanu President Trump!
You're the greatest stable, genius
You're the one from Heaven above!

[March, march, march, march.
March, March, march, march.]
 
Danbones
#66
Space force eh?

feeling the pressure on your head yet?
 
Cliffy
#67
 
DaSleeper
#68


 
captain morgan
#69




 
Bar Sinister
+1
#70
 
MHz
+1
#71
Is this from one of your 'how I spent my summer vacation.' papers?
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#72
 
Bar Sinister
#73
 
Twin_Moose
#74
Mystery Russian satellite raises US alarm

A mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official.
"We don't know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it," said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August.
She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if the object may be a weapon.
Russia has dismissed the comments as "unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicious".
The satellite in question was launched in October last year.
"[The satellite's] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities," Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland.
"Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development," she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia's Space Forces, who said adopting "new prototypes of weapons" was a key objective for the force.
Ms Poblete said that the US had "serious concerns" that Russia was developing anti-satellite weapons.
Alexander Deynko, a senior Russian diplomat, told the Reuters news agency that the comments were "the same unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicions, on suppositions and so on".
He called on the US to contribute to a Russian-Chinese treaty that seeks to prevent an arms race in space.

'Lasers or microwaves'

Space weapons may be designed to cause damage in more subtle ways than traditional weapons like guns, which could cause a lot of debris in orbit, explained Alexandra Stickings, a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute.
"[Such weapons may include] lasers or microwave frequencies that could just stop [a satellite] working for a time, either disable it permanently without destroying it or disrupt it via jamming," she said.
But it was difficult to know what technology is available because so much information on space-based capabilities is classified, she added.
She also said it would be very difficult to prove that any event causing interference in space was an intentional, hostile action by a specific nation state.
Ms Poblete's comments were particularly interesting in light of President Donald Trump's decision to launch a sixth branch of the US armed forces named Space Force, added Ms Stickings.
"The narrative coming from the US is, 'space was really peaceful, now look at what the Russians and Chinese are doing' - ignoring the fact that the US has developed its own capabilities."
The BBC has asked the UK's Ministry of Defence for comment.
 
Curious Cdn
#75
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Mystery Russian satellite raises US alarm

A mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official.
"We don't know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it," said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August.
She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if the object may be a weapon.
Russia has dismissed the comments as "unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicious".
The satellite in question was launched in October last year.
"[The satellite's] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities," Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland.
"Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development," she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia's Space Forces, who said adopting "new prototypes of weapons" was a key objective for the force.
Ms Poblete said that the US had "serious concerns" that Russia was developing anti-satellite weapons.
Alexander Deynko, a senior Russian diplomat, told the Reuters news agency that the comments were "the same unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicions, on suppositions and so on".
He called on the US to contribute to a Russian-Chinese treaty that seeks to prevent an arms race in space.

'Lasers or microwaves'

Space weapons may be designed to cause damage in more subtle ways than traditional weapons like guns, which could cause a lot of debris in orbit, explained Alexandra Stickings, a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute.
"[Such weapons may include] lasers or microwave frequencies that could just stop [a satellite] working for a time, either disable it permanently without destroying it or disrupt it via jamming," she said.
But it was difficult to know what technology is available because so much information on space-based capabilities is classified, she added.
She also said it would be very difficult to prove that any event causing interference in space was an intentional, hostile action by a specific nation state.
Ms Poblete's comments were particularly interesting in light of President Donald Trump's decision to launch a sixth branch of the US armed forces named Space Force, added Ms Stickings.
"The narrative coming from the US is, 'space was really peaceful, now look at what the Russians and Chinese are doing' - ignoring the fact that the US has developed its own capabilities."
The BBC has asked the UK's Ministry of Defence for comment.

So, what is the creation of yet another massive, expendive bureaucracy going to do to counter this? Did the USAF give up on space somewhere along the line?
 
MHz
#76
So will the bombs in space be put into an orbit around the moon and given a phone call when it time to 'Come home.'?
 
Walter
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

So will the bombs in space be put into an orbit around the moon and given a phone call when it time to 'Come home.'?

Let’s hope so.
 
Curious Cdn
#78
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

So will the bombs in space be put into an orbit around the moon and given a phone call when it time to 'Come home.'?

Those have been there for decades ... not around the Moon, though.
 
Twin_Moose
#79
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

So, what is the creation of yet another massive, expendive bureaucracy going to do to counter this? Did the USAF give up on space somewhere along the line?

Just divorcing it from the USAF to stand alone
 
Cliffy
#80
 
hifigadget
#81
In my opinion, the Space Force is decades overdue! Why should we let Russia dictate American policy? Their threats and meddling have gone in for far too long..What our military does is our business and I have no doubt this is part of Ragan's plan.
 
Hoid
+1
#82
IN my opinion the Space Force is an hilarious attempt to draw some attention away from Mr Trump's imploding administration.
 
Curious Cdn
#83
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Just divorcing it from the USAF to stand alone

They are spending megabillions to set up yet another military bureaucracy, all as a pulbicity stunt.

Are they going to tear down the Pentagon and put up a Hexagon?
 
Gilgamesh
#84
It is impossible to invent a new branch of the military without the approval of both houses of Congress.

So the matter is moot.
 
Curious Cdn
#85
Quote: Originally Posted by Gilgamesh View Post

It is impossible to invent a new branch of the military without the approval of both houses of Congress.

So the matter is moot.

It's a publicity stunt aimed at Ma and Pa in Pennsyltuckey so that they know they've elected a cutting edge guy.

"To Infinity and Beyond!"
 
Gilgamesh
#86
You are probably correct��
 
Twin_Moose
#87
It's Trump's version of Reagan's Star Wars
 
Curious Cdn
#88
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

It's Trump's version of Reagan's Star Wars

We never saw any of that happen except for some anti-satellite missile tests from high flying F-16s.

No Ray guns.

No "pew-pew".

The scientists had a good laugh, though when they pointed out that the only defence that an ICBM needed from a laser blast (cost: 10s of billions per shot) was a cheap, ablative, burn-away paint coating (cost a couple of $1000 per missile).
 
White_Unifier
#89
Tas dollars well spent. We just never know when we might witness the next alien invasion.
 
MHz
#90
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We never saw any of that happen except for some anti-satellite missile tests from high flying F-16s.

No Ray guns.

No "pew-pew".

The scientists had a good laugh, though when they pointed out that the only defence that an ICBM needed from a laser blast (cost: 10s of billions per shot) was a cheap, ablative, burn-away paint coating (cost a couple of $1000 per missile).

Going from a hole in the ground to an EMP knocking out all electronics across the nation permanently is a win for which side?