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Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:13 PM

Trump declares new Space Command key to American defense

Source: AP

Declaring space crucial to the nation's defense, President Donald Trump said Thursday the Pentagon has established U.S. Space Command to preserve American dominance on "the ultimate high ground."

"This is a landmark day," Trump said in a Rose Garden ceremony, "one that recognizes the centrality of space to America's national security and defense."

He said Space Command, headed by a four-star Air Force general, will "ensure that America's superiority in space is never questioned and never threatened."

But there's still no Space Force. Space Force, which has become a reliable applause line for Trump at his campaign rallies, has yet to win final approval by Congress.


Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/space-command-set-open-defend-171359851.html

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Reply Trump declares new Space Command key to American defense (Original post)
Zorro Aug 2019 OP
salin Aug 2019 #1
world wide wally Aug 2019 #2
DinahMoeHum Aug 2019 #3
paleotn Aug 2019 #4
BlueIdaho Aug 2019 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 2019 #6
oldsoftie Aug 2019 #7
lonely bird Aug 2019 #8
Blue_playwright Aug 2019 #9
SharonAnn Aug 2019 #10
lastlib Aug 2019 #11
crazytown Aug 2019 #12
TomVilmer Aug 2019 #13

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:26 PM

1. Except to his brainwashed cult - it remains to be seen as the space farce to the rest of the us

both in the US and in the world.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:38 PM

2. There's nothing worth defending anymore, asshole.

We assault the environment and kill children dipshit
We are the bad guys now.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:40 PM

3. Eager Young Space Cadet reporting. . .



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 08:49 PM

4. I guess no one told him....

this is just JFSCC with new letter head. Dear God, what an idiot he is. Commands get shuffled around all the time.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:09 PM

5. Mike Pence's A-Space A-Force

Is less believable than his claim of being straight when he was in college.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:40 PM

6. I hate to double post, but I like this image too much...



p.s., Space Command was established in 1982, and put on inactive status in 2002. Fat Donnie is only reactivating it. Don't tell him it wasn't his idea.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:45 PM

7. I have no problem with this. Russia & China are already weaponizing space.

The US HAS to keep pace or lead. Which of the 3 would you rather have the most control over space? I just wish it wasnt happening under trump, because he'll put his hands on it and ruin it

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:06 PM

8. Weaponizing space...

Whether the US, Russia or China, what could possibly go wrong?

Will Donnie have the military working on the Illudium Pu-36 Explosive Space Modulator?

Humans are idiots.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:27 PM

9. Crap. Thought for sure it was from the Onion.

Yikes.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:37 PM

10. We do need to take focused action to protect against space based weapons that could paralyze us.

I do think it's it's correct to focus on this and put resources in place to protect us.
I just wish I trusted the administration to actually follow through on implementing this.
Staffing it with incompetent cronies wouldn't help.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:41 PM

11. 1967 Treaty on Outer Space:

Article I
The exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind.
Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be free for exploration and use by all States without discrimination of any kind, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law, and there shall be free access to all areas of celestial bodies.
There shall be freedom of scientific investigation in outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, and States shall facilitate and encourage international co-operation in such investigation.
Article II
Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.
Article III
States Parties to the Treaty shall carry on activities in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international co- operation and understanding.
Article IV
States Parties to the Treaty undertake not to place in orbit around the earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, install such weapons on celestial bodies, or station such weapons in outer space in any other manner.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:27 PM

12. How did the SDI fit into that?

 

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Response to crazytown (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:05 AM

13. It did not.

- but the treaty did not forbid research and testing at the ground. The moment SDI were put into space, only a Ronald Ragan could support this as legal.
https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1319&context=jleg

Ronald Reagan was so much in love with the SDI project, that he blocked a Soviet proposal on eliminating all nuclear arms, when Reagan and Gorbachev met in Reykjavik in 1986:

The final session that stretched into the night was a scene of high drama. Gorbachev offered to eliminate all strategic forces, not just ballistic missiles. Reagan then countered that it would be fine with him if they could agree to eliminate all nuclear weapons. They almost had an agreement. The sticking point fell to the area that most concerned the Soviets – confining Reagan’s SDI to the laboratory. This the President could not agree to.
https://harvardnsj.org/2011/10/2689/

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