Trump Orders Pentagon To "Immediately Establish A Space Force"

During a press conference Monday, Donald Trump announced that, as he hinted previously, he's ordering the Pentagon to "immediately" establish a "space force" as an independent service branch. That's right: Today might be the day that future generations look back on as the anniversary of the creation of the legendary US Space Force, guardians of intergalactic order.

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Trump said "we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly, I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the Sixth Branch of the Armed Forces."

The force will allow the US to become "the leader by far" in space as it looks to revive the space program, which once fascinated a generation of Americans. Trump also vowed to return the US to the moon, and to reach Mars roughly around the time Elon Musk is applying for a non-extradition permits.

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curbjob Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:03 Permalink

It's going to take more than Star wars 2.0 (or keeping your jacket on in the Oval office) to be Rayguns reincarnate ...  back in 1980  a debt to GDP ratio of 30% meant deficit spending to da moon; today with that ratio around  106%, no so much.

Klassenfeind BaBaBouy Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

'Visionary' Trump needs another excuse to feed more money to the fat swamp pig called the MIC.

And all the dumb fucks here will probably cheer him on: "Jew-S-A!, Jew-S-A!, Jew-S-A!" and then they'll go and blame the "ZOG," the trade deficit, European NATO allies (read: colonies of the US), and "Israhell."

Most idiots here are just as dumb and inconsistent as the Tweeter in Chief himself.

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Escrava Isaura any_mouse Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:59 Permalink

DOD, to a large extent, is employment for the high tech industry.

And Trump’s business caters to these high wager earners.

 

NIH, to a large extent, is employment to the scientific field.

 

Healthcare, to a large extent, is employment for the low tech industry.

 

Fed, to a large extent, is employment to the FIRE (financial, Insurance, Real Estate) economy.

 

The above four are 99.99 of the US economy.

 

Planting asparagus and hunting squirrels, to a large extent, is employment for conservatives.

Knock yourself out……Because I pass.

 

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Mr. Universe Escrava Isaura Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:26 Permalink

I have a nice asparagus bed. Did you know that asparagus will grow in the same spot over and over for over a decade? Each year the stalks get thinner and more tender. Watering and weeding takes about 10 minutes a week.

If could fire a pellet gun in my own backyard I could plink a few thieving scum squirrels. With my luck a neighbor would see me, turn me in and the SWAT team would knock down my door for abusing poor defenseless animals. Not only that but it's a gun crime. If I survived, I would then be tarred and feathered and made to watch an endless loop of "Benji" while I awaited execution here in Commiefornia.

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dirty fingernails Lore Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:19 Permalink

Ain't no money fo infrastructure, man! We gotsa take war to the next horizon! Fuck you plebes! Kim says y'all can eat yer lawns bitchez

Apparently this is as good as it gets folk. Trump has decided America has been made great again and now its time to spend the extra on building Elysium for his friends and family

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PrivetHedge Lore Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:57 Permalink

Yes, the 'Again' bit got me chuckling too.

The American 'Space Race' is such an embarrassing pack of lies that they'd be better to simply stop talking about it.

They were good at accurately dropping CM's with parachutes out of the back of transport planes though, the landing accuracy next to the press boat was uncanny each time, even when Lovell had to manually pilot Apollo 13 back from the moon (some 250,000 miles away) completely blind and landed it about 1 mile from the boat. Even Dan Dare would have been surprised.

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Parrotile Akzed Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

Having it run by the US Navy (with their current "stellar" accident track record) might be "interesting".

Having the odd collision "down here" means no more than a few deaths, and maybe a few million dollars repair bills.

Having a collision "up there" might be somewhat more costly (if Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is anything to go be - and that's pretty doubtful).

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Ghost who Walks Parrotile Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:27 Permalink

The U.S. Navy’s Secret Space Program & Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance. This book is by Michael E Salla PhD.

Hi Parrotile,

this book is an interesting read and there is a double Australian connection. Doctor Salla is originally an Australian academic in Government, and drifted into this area due to the need of people to check the underlying systems of control that governments use to control secret programs. William Tompkins who is the primary character and source of the information, was originally tasked with this work by a US Naval officer who had emigrated to America from Australia by the name of Captain Rico Botta (later a Rear Admiral).

There is a series of books on the subject and lots of material coming from insiders that seems to confirm the accounts from William Tompkins. I am very open to the subject because of material and sightings that have crossed my desk in the past. I have had employees see amazing things that had them extremely distressed, because they could not rationalise these things away.

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jin187 chumbawamba Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

If they're smart, it'll be mass drivers, and towed asteroids placed for strategic drops.  Lasers are too easy to counter, despite what sci-fi would tell you.

The worst part about this is that the weapons won't have the same long term dangers to health and environment that nukes do, and so if it comes down to a war between two space-faring powers, our nations could easily end up looking like we used nukes, minus the radiation.

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Baron von Bud JRobby Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:18 Permalink

So correct Hedgeless. America never went to the moon. People have little science knowledge and that's why the Apollo myth persists despite the impossibility of the project in the 60s. Consider that high energy particles in the Van Allen belts immediately become powerful xray particles when they contact metal. An astronaut inside an un-shielded capsule would be toasted rather quickly. There's some good documentaries on youtube that explain the visual fakery.

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