Preparing For War? US House Wants To Create First New Military Branch Since 1947

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There’s currently a push in the halls of Washington D.C., to establish a new branch of the military by 2019, one whose focus would be operations among the stars. Proposed legislation by House representatives would create a “Space Corps” that would serve “as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force.”

 It would be the first branch added to the military since 1947 when the Air Force was officially established.

On Tuesday, the top two lawmakers of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Representatives Mike Rogers and Jim Cooper, added the legislation to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The subcommittee oversees military space operations and works within the umbrella of the House Armed Services Committee.

“There is bipartisan acknowledgement that the strategic advantages we derive from our national security space systems are eroding,” Rogers and Cooper said in a joint statement.


“We are convinced that the Department of Defense is unable to take the measures necessary to address these challenges effectively and decisively, or even recognize the nature and scale of its problems.”

Under the proposed legislation, the Space Corps would serve under the direction of the Air Force much like the Marine Corps serves under the direction of the Navy. But the military branch would have its own chief, equal in rank to that of Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Additionally, the Space Corps head would have a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Air Force itself, however, seems somewhat cool to the congressmen’s idea. At a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the NDAA on Thursday, Air Force spokesman Colonel Patrick Ryder said the United States military should be focusing on coordination:

“We think right now it’s important to take the capabilities and the resources that we have and focus on implementation and integration with the broader force, versus creating a separate service.”

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson echoed a similar sentiment while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday:

The Pentagon is complicated enough. This will make it more complex, add more boxes to the organization chart, and cost more money. And if I had more money, I would put it into lethality, not bureaucracy…I don’t need another chief of staff and another six deputy chiefs of staff.”

The entire House Armed Services Committee will have to approve the subcommittee’s additions to the NDAA before they can go any further. If that happens, the debate will move to the House floor, where the NDAA is expected to be voted on sometime after the Fourth of July.

Whether or not the legislation makes the cut, however, it should be noted that the idea of militarizing space is nothing new for the United States. As Anti-Media has reported, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work stated at a conference back in 2015 that space must “be considered a contested operational domain in ways that we haven’t had to think about in the past.”

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New_Meat's picture

zoomies can't have enough bureaucracy, let's do more!

NoDecaf's picture

are they going to be issued tin foil hats and x-ray goggles?

WTFRLY's picture


peddling-fiction's picture

Last pilfering based on flat-out lies. Judgement comin up.

Doubling down, Cain and sons. Go for it. We are looking at you.

SMG's picture

There already is AF Space Command.  Why do they need this?   However if they insist, I say everone in the Space Corps has to wear these helmets:

WillyGroper's picture

they've stolen enuf money & already havit.

wish TF they'd launch themselves.

peddling-fiction's picture

There is plenty of place in Sheol for them.

HopefulCynical's picture

So do people who join the Space Corps start out as Space Cadets?

philipat's picture

Yeah, why not. I mean, we already have 17 different "intelligence" Agencies and its only taxpayers money?

These fuckers won't be satisfied until they find ways for Government to consume 100% of GDP.

thisandthat's picture

Damn, seems those illegal aliens are a real threat, after all; I can see why the solar wall, now...

Lumberjack's picture

Build that wall (without the solar panels) instead!

Sudden Debt's picture




AlaricBalth's picture

Or this. Spaceballs. "I'm surrounded by assholes. "

Lucretius's picture

That would be fine. Just keep going... for EVER, take all the necessary bureaucrats, lawyers, accountants , mid level managerial staff as appropriate, and keep going! Go where no man has gone before, I don't care, just keep going. Don't even bother to send a post card. We'll send your check, or direct deposit. Just get the fuck off earth and DO NOT RETURN!  Keep spreading "democracy" throughout the universe... 

CrazyCooter's picture

I know ZH won't like this opinion - but I think it makes sense.

Warefare is changing - rapidly. Cyber warfare and the ability to maintain dominance in space is absolutely key to long term security. Just like battleships were one by one scuttled and replaced with carriers - which will eventually be replaced by subs (because they are essentially sitting ducks against competent enemies). The same thing is happening in airspace.

The question you should ask - is - flying planes with the same budget as defending space makes sense.

Piloted craft are heading out the door - drones are taking over. And you can't control drones if you don't control space.

Not that I am one for empire, but FFS, if they are going empire, they might as well do it right.

On that note - I think this is all going to hell ... but maybe I am just getting old.



philipat's picture

It really makes no difference if they want to do the right things even, the corruption and incompetence in the MIC will fuck it up anyway; but royally and at greater and greater cost. I give you the F-35. And rest my case.

And with such a top heavy and convoluted "organization" can you really imagine the military making the right decisions quickly in an emergency? I know quite a lot about large organizations and, believe me, the way they are already competing with eachother, refusing to share critical information and generally falling allover eachother, it is not conducive to effective decision making along such a fuzzy chain of command. Even more so because the MIC doesn't want Trump (the commander in chief) to get anywhere near critical 9and humanity-threatening) decisions to avoid conflict.

ebworthen's picture

"Galaxy Quest!"

Start building that Death Star FED!

francis scott falseflag's picture

GQ   My favorite movie  (or top 5)




esum's picture

I like the idea of hacking the enemies military resources so if they push the button it comes back at them...

El Oregonian's picture

Uh... That "Space Corps" has been around since 1947, and probably before that by about 5 to 10 years. No new news there.

effendi's picture

Why would they stop at 100%? 

OpTwoMistic's picture

How about creating real money backed by PMs that do not have to be borrowed from someone else.  Sort of like the constitution says. 

Anything else you do will be failure and BS. You end the fed and you end the deep state.

Yog Soggoth's picture

No, they want to shoot the PMs into orbit to randomly land back to Earth. Unfortunately the wheel of fortune dictates that 2/3rds will end up in the ocean.

playit's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

peddling-fiction's picture

Lol. They step in with space cadet credentials.

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

They can print up another few trillion, what difference at this point does it make?

ACP's picture

So, it'll be like star fleet, except not gay and socialist?

BarkingCat's picture

It will be socialist. 

They did not pick the Navy, so might not be gay.

rejected's picture

The Army and Marines are Transgender so pick your poison.

justa minute's picture

hahaha spending tons of money on something that only exists in man's imagination. The great delusion. There is a reason nasa has a red forked tongue on its logo.

OpTwoMistic's picture

The elite have to have an enemy.  First communist, then islam, then spacd aliens. Outed by the former Defence Minister of Canada here: Disturbing Message To All Americans From Ex Defense Minister Of Canada

HRClinton's picture

Seems perfectly practical, if your master plan for staying at the top of the food chain, is to be the Middleman between humans and God/gods/aliens. 

It's the ultimate Position & Leverage play.

espirit's picture


Starship Troopers.

peddling-fiction's picture

They are not picking and choosing this time around.

Getting busted while breaking the family heirloom vase is a better description.

DingleBarryObummer's picture

they are afraid Jesus is coming back.  they are going to try and shoot at him <pew pew>

peddling-fiction's picture

The Holy Spirit is right here watching these psychos sweat their guilt profusely.

And they are terrified.

el buitre's picture

I thought that was the job of the priest caste.

Déjà view's picture

Pentagon receives another wing...Sexagon aka Star Of David...

IronSights on&#039;um's picture

Another push to further the NASA space hoax

NewNeo's picture

They're already up there. It's called Solar Warden. Some of the guys that flew the F35's to Australia for delivery are rostered on.

cheech_wizard's picture

We can not let the Jews escape into space. Imagine being at the mercy of thousands of Jabba the Huts.


Raffie's picture

They will be X-Ray Tin Foil Hats.

doctor10's picture

the way the Democrats are behaving ....they already are the first "Space Cadets"..they may as well make it offishul...