We’re not paying close enough attention to the new U.S. Space Force.
It was signed into law by President Trump on December 20.
Space Force is the U.S. military’s 6th service branch (separate from the Air Force).
While it is currently the smallest branch with 16,000 personnel and just a $40 million budget, I would look to this branch to move over time to one of the largest (if not the largest) branch of the military.
Let’s face it, Earth is small potatoes in the realm of the Universe.
We will be expanding into outer space and colonizing it–we have to!
In addition, the weapons in space will be high-tech and costly relative to their earthly counterparts, and our dominance in space will not come cheap either in terms of aerospace and engineering talent or in terms of the systems and weapons that will assure our superiority.
In January, the new Star Trek aired on CBS, and as is long said on that preminiscent science fiction show, “Space is the final frontier” and the U.S. Space Force will become front and center in our defense.
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)