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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:40 PM

The New Space Command Will Officially Be Up And Running Aug. 29

Source: Newsy

By Antoinette Miller

August 20, 2019

It's the first step in establishing the U.S. Space Force — which would be an entirely new military service dedicated to defense in outer space.

"Before the year is out, the United States will once again send American astronauts into space on American rockets from American soil."

The Trump administration's new Space Command under the Defense Department will officially be up and running on Aug. 29. It's the first new combatant command since U.S. Africa Command was established in 2009.

Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement Tuesday at the sixth meeting of the National Space Council.

The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Space Command will be in charge of planning and following through with operations in space. It's the first step in establishing the U.S. Space Force — which would be an entirely new military service dedicated to defense in outer space.

Read more: https://www.newsy.com/stories/space-command-will-officially-be-up-and-running-aug-29/



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Reply The New Space Command Will Officially Be Up And Running Aug. 29 (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 20 OP
MontanaMama Aug 20 #1
tanyev Aug 20 #2
gordianot Aug 20 #3
BlueIdaho Aug 20 #4
donco Aug 20 #5
Bayard Aug 21 #13
smirkymonkey Aug 21 #6
Grokenstein Aug 21 #7
procon Aug 21 #8
MattInMN Aug 21 #9
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 21 #11
RandiFan1290 Aug 21 #10
Javaman Aug 21 #12
Sapient Donkey Aug 21 #14
Zorro Aug 21 #16
Sapient Donkey Aug 21 #17
Zorro Aug 21 #20
crazytown Aug 21 #15
mr_lebowski Aug 22 #27
area51 Aug 21 #18
maxrandb Aug 22 #24
rwsanders Aug 21 #19
mr_lebowski Aug 22 #28
rwsanders Aug 22 #29
DinahMoeHum Aug 21 #21
sakabatou Aug 21 #22
lunasun Aug 22 #23
WhoWoodaKnew Aug 22 #25
dhol82 Aug 22 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:44 PM

1. JFC

My tax dollars at work.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. Spending money like an Adderall-snorting sailor and they can't even give soap or toothbrushes

to the children they’ve locked up.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:00 PM

3. Expect Greenland to be involved in some capacity.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:36 PM

4. "No Bucks... No Buck Rogers..."

All just to keep Pence busy and out of the way. Your tax dollars at work.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:48 PM

5. I wonder

Who will be the (ACTING HEAD) OF THE “Space Command? “

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Response to donco (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:32 AM

13. The current Secretary of Agriculture

Right? Makes sense to just switch him over.

So much for peaceful space exploration.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:24 AM

6. I really cannot believe this shit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:40 AM

7. Man, that's gonna be a LOT of money "disappearing."

It's going to make Ronnie the Jellybean Naptime Cowboy's "Star Wars" money-burning scheme look like a quick trip to Piggly Wiggly.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/star-wars-missile-defense-back%E2%80%94-will-it-work-25197

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:53 AM

8. Where did he get the gazillions needed to pay

for his most excellent adventure in space? Pelosi isn't going to give him a dime. There's been no feasibility study, no impact survey, no expert testimony, no academic white papers, no written policies, no proposed goals or even a rational to-do list.

This is another one of Trump's thoughtless and ill conceived comic book whims. He just wants more people in cool outer space uniforms to line up and salute him on cue. He wants to put his name brand on a "spaceship", christen a fleet of shutter and the build a moon base as the forerunner to Trump's Lunar Tower.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:37 AM

9. Trump's vision.

[link:|]

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Response to MattInMN (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:52 AM

11. And his wet dream...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:49 AM

10. Expanding government. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:56 AM

12. ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:22 AM

14. There's a case to be made for reestablishing the space command

but I've yet to hear any sort of rational or coherent arguments about why a "space force" as Trump has laid out makes any sense. I cannot believe the idea of a space force is still in play at all.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:52 AM

16. Making Space Command a Combatant Command is not unreasonable

We'll see if it actually becomes the nucleus of another military service branch.

There's a lot of resistance to that action within both the Air Force and the government.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:00 PM

17. I came across this document from the pentagon

This comes off as not being the same thing that Trump and many of his "Space Force" supporters seem to want

https://media.defense.gov/2019/Mar/01/2002095010/-1/-1/1/UNITED-STATES-SPACE-FORCE-LEGISLATIVE-PROPOSAL.PDF

I haven't read it all yet, but it seems interesting. Going to have to dig in when I get a chance.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:13 PM

20. Looks like the Space Force will have a Relationship with the Air Force

similar (if not identical) to the Navy-Marine Corps relationship. That's an approach that seems to have some merit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:40 AM

15. to be headed by Brad and Janet

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Response to crazytown (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:38 AM

27. On Our Feet!

But He Didn't Show Up!

I still remember all the crowd lines, man ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:07 PM

18. Funny how no one says,

"but where will you get the money for this Space Farce". Yet somehow we don't have enough money to have single-payer.

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Response to area51 (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:56 AM

24. The Martians are going to pay for it

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:29 PM

19. So how are the second amendment nuts going to "protect themselves from the government" once they can

take out anyone from space?

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:47 AM

28. Jokes on them ... government already can for all intents and purposes ...

The aircraft & weaponry they can bring to bear from distance to blow your ass up might as well be from outer space as far as a civilian is concerned.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:42 AM

29. Realistically I know you're right

A patient was telling me someone's house burned because of a "gas explosion". I laughed a little and had to explain that I've always thought that a "gas explosion" was going to be the standard excuse when someone was taken out by a drone.
Another scary version is just destroying someone's life. I read a book called "Operation Bite Back" about activists that were trying to free animals raised for fur. The coordinated campaign to destroy the guy was truly scary. And even though Obama had 8 years Leonard Peltier still sits in prison

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:42 PM

21. Eager Young Space Cadet reporting. . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:15 PM

22. Or as I like to call it, the Space Farce

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:47 AM

23. Great this program will make trump think he is master of the universe

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:13 AM

25. Hey, at least they already have a pic of Trump at the grand opening...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:18 AM

26. May the Schwartz be with them!

Thank you Mel Brooks.

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