Space Force–To The Future?

I have written many times about my reservations over our newest military branch, the Space Force…….https://lobotero.com/2019/01/11/space-force-2019/

My personal opinion is that it violates the space law set forth in 1967 in the Outer Space Treaty……..

https://lobotero.com/2019/04/12/space-law/

https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/space-law-part-2/

I also asked the question…does the US need a Space Force?

https://lobotero.com/2019/12/24/does-america-need-a-space-force/

The Space Force was installed by Pres. Trump and I asked the question on whether we need this branch or not……https://lobotero.com/2019/12/24/does-america-need-a-space-force/

Last year I asked if Biden would keep the Space Force or do the prudent thing and let it go…..https://lobotero.com/2020/12/23/will-there-be-a-biden-space-force/

I said then that he would keep it because it would be very beneficial to the profit of the M-IC……and it appears I was right…..

Space Force appears to be here to stay. The White House said Wednesday that President Biden—who has been dismantling much of Donald Trump’s legacy—fully supports the new branch of the military. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the new administration has no plans to revisit Trump’s decision to establish Space Force in Dec. 2019. “The desire for the Department of Defense to focus greater attention and resources on the growing security challenges in space has long been a bipartisan issue,” she said, per Space.com.

Psaki noted that even if Biden wanted to get rid of Space Force, “it was established by Congress, and any other steps would actually have to be taken by Congress, not by the administration.” Politico reports that GOP lawmakers slammed Psaki Tuesday after she seemed to dismiss the force, saying “Wow. Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” in response to a question, apparently comparing the query to an earlier one about the color of Air Force One. She later said she would welcome members of the Space Force team to visit the briefing room to talk about their work. Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond said Wednesday that he is “very proud of the guardians in the Space Force” and would “welcome the opportunity” to discuss their mission.

The Space Force’s top general said Wednesday that the newest military arm may have a PR problem. 

A day after White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to dismiss the new service during a briefing, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond acknowledged that “it’s hard to understand” the link between what the Space Force does and how it affects U.S. citizens. 

A PR problem?

I am doing my part to educate the people at what a waste of time, money and people this white elephant is……how the government is prepping the people for their support is by using an old tactic of fear…..

The commander of U.S. Space Command warns in a new document that keeping satellites safe from hostile attack will require a coordinated response involving all elements of the U.S. military and allies.

The U.S. military operates as a “joint force” and space is now part of that mix, said Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command.

Dickinson on Friday is expected to release a “commander’s strategic vision” that calls on Space Command to prepare for “an increasingly complex environment” that is “far more competitive and dangerous today than ever before.”

Dickinson’s guidance to space troops: Prepare for ’competitive and dangerous’ environment

It looks like Treaties mean nothing when the M-IC does not want us to abide by the rules…..

I will continue to watch this situation.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

22 thoughts on “Space Force–To The Future?

  1. hmm…

    Well, 30 years ago, when I was a founding member of UB SEDS (Students for the Expl. and Dev. of space), I’d have agreed with President Biden. Now, I do wonder, first of all, how we are not in treaty violation here, and also, why there is not a coordinated international approach to any ‘force’ in orbit. Given that if one nation develops sufficiently powerful orbital weapons they’ll be able to attack with no warning, as opposed to the 15 minutes we have when an ICBM is launched, there should be better international cooperation on the issue. At least, one would think?

    1. Shira I have been trying to get people to realize that the US signed the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and have done little to live up to the goals set for there…..very few people care….and that is sad….chuq

      1. Sad, yes, Chuq, but not inevitable: with a long-term plan, say for the next 40-60 years, we could pull together a very basic safety net that would get enough people’s heads above water long enough to possible care.

      2. But far-sightedness is a learned skill, right, Chuq? I think I was lucky enough to have been mostly raised, at least during my early/young summers, by my adptiv Great Grandmother, who was always old, afaik, and she taught me that skill quite early. So it’s just a matter of us building that skillset into our entire society, which will take a few years, but it can surely be done.

      3. Ah, yes, I’d forgotten about that. That is one of the harder things to deal with. We have to come to see that we are all human beings, and thus all in the same boat. Yet, I worry that a person who has never missed a meal (involuntarily), or worried for where s/he would lay h/ier head that night, how do they come to understand these things, and without having to go through that existential pain themselves, please?

      4. I’ve seen it here, too, in other settings, but the same mentality. Yet we can and must find ways to grow out of this mentality.

      5. Oh. Then we need to find ways to get people back to reading more, and thinking critically. I’ve been trying to shape my blog posts and books toward that goal, but I have no idea how to make my work more effective, so I hope that we can join forces to that end?

      6. Again I agree…..the problem I see is reading above 140 characters seems hard for the younger ones…..I try to educate and inform but most people do not want that they want to be entertained….at least that is the way it seems…..chuq

      7. Yes, I have also noticed this, but there has to be a way to change this. Without the pain of some catastrophe, I mean. Public media or ad campaigns, like I seem to recall back in the 70s? Public artworks and murals? Getting people to tell their stories for the greater good? Family history for restorative justice? There are so many different ways that people could contribute in ways that are also interesting, and maybe even a bit entertaining. Hence my upcoming Babylon 5 re-watch, but at some point people have to learn the critical thinking component. There must be ways to get that point across…

      8. I am sure there is but so far I have not hit on it…please let me know if you find an answer…..I am watching Babylon 5 as I type on HBOMax……that great minds thing, huh? chuq

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