Air Force leadership: Don't expect immediate Space Force changes

The Air Force's X-37B space plane

U.S. President Donald Trump announced this week that he had ordered his country's military to establish a space force. Bondarev pointed out that the creation of Trump's Space Force would require the U.S.to abandon the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, an worldwide agreement that establishes rules for the use and exploration of space.

"I don't see how we'd have a lot of military personnel going into space, some will go, yes, maybe surveillance and military personnel at the space station, but just a handful", Burns said.

According to ABC News, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has a goal to establish a fighting force, specifically space war-fighting.

Presently, the US Armed Forces include five service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

He says that while Space Force is a catchy term, the US needs "free and open debate" over what's best for the country's military, national security and space presence. At the time, our take is that this was always inevitable, as humanity tends to carry its war-making luggage everywhere we go and, since we go to space, we're going to have a Space Force. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers".

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The president framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russian Federation and other countries leading us". He said, "Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security".

And in a Monday tweet, Kelly pointed out that patrolling space is already the job of the Air Force. If we do, then we should likewise agree that callous calls for massive new programs and full military branches being used as a distraction are an affront to that importance. But the proposal has languished in Congress, most recently when the House last month rejected a plan that would have carved out space-related combat functions from the Air Force.

It is reported that Donald trump has signed a Directive aimed at reducing the amount of clutter on the satellite orbit of the planet, as satellite bandwidth is growing.

'When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. She noted that Russian Federation and China have proposed an global treaty that would ban space-based weapons. This would act as a jumping off point for sending astronauts to Mars. "Separate but equal, it is going to be something so important". Space is for telecommunication, navigation, Earth observation satellites and so many other purposes that we take for granted.

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