Space Force: The not so new frontier

Space Force is not a new idea. Everyone act as though President Trump just came up with the idea. JFK wanted space dominance. He set out to put a man on the moon. Russia ended up beating us into space but we put the first man on the Moon.

In light of technology advancements, Russia China and America are in competition for space dominance. Former President Ronald Reagan had to program that became known as Star Wars. Nothing ever came of the Star Wars program and America fell behind in space dominance.


While we declined to move forward with space defense initiatives, while Russia and China moved forward. It is suspected at this time Russia and China could take out our satellite communications which would be of severe detriment to our Ground and Air Forces. We could lose ground guidance, communication, and many other abilities. The military under President Trump has been working to harden our defenses against these threats. He recognizes the shortcomings and has once again put a priority on Space defense and wants to become the globally dominant country in space.

The proposed idea would be to split off the space defense personal, currently called space command, from the Air Force to create a new branch of the military called Space Force. The space department of the Air Force historically has had its budget stripped from them due to competing Air Force needs. Separating space force into their own branch would ensure that the funds needed for Space Force are available to Space Force with a minimal overhead cost.
Space Force is not a new idea. It is needed for the future of our national security against agents like Russia and China who have gained technologically and are likely superior to us in space at this time. It is urgent that we support a space force program.
Liberals tend to be against Space Force because they have fallen for the narrative that President Trump came up with it and they need to resist everything that President Trump does. This is not true. This issue goes back to JFK and likely before.


And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

-Nehemiah 4:14 King James Version (KJV)