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Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

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FJAG said:
This is more likely what Trump had in mind

He seems to get so many of his ideas from what he sees on television, anyone check the TV guide for last night, make sure this movie wasn't on?  :rofl:
 

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MarkOttawa said:
Jarnhamar:

In fact US Army has been allowed, as result of USAF objections, only very limited fixed-wing capabilities:

More:
https://www.wearethemighty.com/fixed-wing-aircraft-army-recon
http://ciceromagazine.com/features/the-armys-fixed-wing-future/

Hence the army has concentrated on helicopters. USAF, for its part, has full range of aircraft, including tactical fighters, trainers, transports, tankers, ISR/EW planes, etc., etc., etc.

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The Key West agreement also created no end of trouble for the Army as helicopters became more viable and the potential for armed helicopters grew during the sixties. Similar issues existed with strategic nuclear forces as the Navy developed nuclear missile carrying submarines.

An interesting summary of the issue together with the "unification" of the US Armed Services can be found here:

http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Documents/2008/November%202008/1108roles.pdf

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My concern is, how far along are the Death Star-esque plans?
 

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Wonder if Canada has surplus SMG's we could sell to Space Command so they can have blasters ;D

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Eye In The Sky said:
So...does this mean Officers who enter the new command will start off as....Space Cadets??

Aren't all officers already?  :whistle:

My apologies to those of you who have had your Spinal cord surgically removed.... I mean current and past officers.  ;D
 

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Who in the service will be the Space Cowboys?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoiy-Fwm0E

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The US flag has been planted on the moon.What better place to build that first base ? Gotta guard the giant lasers and railguns.
 

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Would it be smarter to put an instillation on the moon first due to the proximity to Earth or go big and just set up shop on Mars?
 

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NASA claims to have a rocket to get a spacecraft to Mars in 6 weeks.

http://www.ispacea.com/2018/02/nasas-new-vasimr-plasma-engine-could.html
 

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Jarnhamar said:
Would it be smarter to put an instillation on the moon first due to the proximity to Earth or go big and just set up shop on Mars?

Logistics, logistics, logistics. One of the biggest barriers to interplanetary travel is launching enough fuel off of earth to propel something the rest of the way. If infrastructure can be established off-Earth that would allow for fuel to be produced without the need to lift it off the planet’s surface, that would be huge. I could envision something being developed to produce fuel on the moon from extracted materials, and to fuel a ship assembled in Earth orbit to then push out farther.
 

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Brihard said:
Logistics, logistics, logistics. One of the biggest barriers to interplanetary travel is launching enough fuel off of earth to propel something the rest of the way. If infrastructure can be established off-Earth that would allow for fuel to be produced without the need to lift it off the planet’s surface, that would be huge. I could envision something being developed to produce fuel on the moon from extracted materials, and to fuel a ship assembled in Earth orbit to then push out farther.

Time to bring some freedom to the moon.
 

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Remius said:
Time to bring some freedom to the moon.

Fuel on the moon? Hells yeah. We're gonna freedom the shit out of it with Harleys and Wal Mart and we'll get Lockheed Martin to open a fast food division.
 

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My mind went right to the deeper reaches of nerdom...

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Space Marines?  Really?
 

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Jarnhamar said:
….or go big and just set up shop on Mars?
Based on Matt Damon growing potatoes in "The Martian," some legal precedent of 'homesteading through cultivation' could establish a claim for either Prince Edward Island or Ireland.  :dunno:
 
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