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Forums - Politics Discussion - US Plans to Start a Space Force by 2020

"Speaking at the Pentagon earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the official plan to create the U.S. Space Force, the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.Describing it as “an idea whose time has come,” Pence told an audience of U.S. Armed Forces that the Space Force—the first new military branch since the establishment of the U.S. Air Force in 1947—will restore American leadership in space. Pence provided some new details about the Space Force and his administration’s plan for rolling out the new branch, which he expects to be up-and-running by 2020. Later today, the Pentagon will be releasing a congressionally mandated report describing the steps needed to create the new branch."


Time for space colonies. This is pretty useless now but might be good to be the first country with a space military just incase we need it in the future.

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Finally, maybe now we can get the moonbases we were promised so long ago


Stupid. We already have a 'space force' via the Air Force. I....just, no.

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This reminds me of that Star Wars project that Reagan was planning.



Smartie900 said:
This reminds me of that Star Wars project that Reagan was planning.

Exactly. It’s a distraction. Let's hope it doesn’t come to that and this rubbish gets abandoned by the next term.

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I don’t have a head big enough for this facepalm.

The USA have been detrimental to world peace for too long now, so it's good that they are setting sights on causing trouble elsewhere.

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Surely it's WAY too early for something like that.

But regardless, I really hope they pick a better name. "Space force" sounds shitty. Call them the "Space Marines" or something

Good. NASA, space travel and exploration is one of the few government projects I’m willing to waste money on. Give them the EPA budget. Personally I’m glad that NASA is back to doing space things instead of Muslim outreach.

You'll all be eating crow when MURICA saves the earth from the green Martian invaders!


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