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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:01 PM

President Trump to sign directive approving scaled-back Space Force

Source: ABC News


Congress will have the final say on whether a "Space Force" is established.

By Alexander Mallin and Elizabeth McLaughlin19m ago

President Donald Trump is set to sign a new directive Tuesday aimed at formally establishing a new space-focused military branch that will begin as an extension of the U.S. Air Force, yet another step toward making the “Space Force” a reality.

Trump, on the campaign trail and elsewhere, had originally touted that the Space Force would work as its own branch on par with the status of the Air Force, Army and Navy, promising "American dominance in space."

But the ‘Space Policy Directive 4’ has been scaled back from that and puts it more in line with the status of the Marine Corps under the Navy – a route seen as more palatable to skeptics in Congress.

“We haven’t abandoned that goal, and I think we’re achieving what is the president’s number one objective which is a separate armed service,” a senior administration official told reporters on a conference call outlining the legislative proposal Tuesday.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-sign-directive-approving-scaled-back-space/story?id=61162957

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DonViejo Feb 19 OP
Dennis Donovan Feb 19 #1
thegoose Feb 19 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 19 #3
mac56 Feb 19 #4
Ohiogal Feb 19 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 19 #6
slingsam Feb 19 #7
Ohiogal Feb 19 #10
3Hotdogs Feb 19 #11
muriel_volestrangler Feb 19 #8
BumRushDaShow Feb 19 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:03 PM

1. SPACEFORCE!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:03 PM

2. Another idiot conjob project

From the king of fucking idiots..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:07 PM

3. What SPACE FARCE???????

Did Trump watch SPACE BALLS by Mel Brooks over the weekend?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:10 PM

4. They have a song already.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:13 PM

5. This is what the new funding will allow for


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:15 PM

6. The test pilot for Space Force rockets has been selected.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:20 PM

7. What's he claiming? That the Martians are going to be paying for it??

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Response to slingsam (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:40 PM

10. ....

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Response to slingsam (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 03:08 PM

11. It's the Klingons. Only a Libtard would protest defending against the Klingons and the Romulans.









Do you really need an emoticon?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:21 PM

8. "In 2017 the "US Space Corps" was a bipartisan proposal...within the Dept of the Air Force"

In 2017 the "United States Space Corps" was bipartisan proposal by Republican Representative Mike Rogers and Democratic Representative Jim Cooper as separate service within the Department of the Air Force, with its head as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This concept would have been similar how the United States Marine Corps is a separate service within the Department of the Navy.
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President Donald Trump first suggested a Space Force during a speech in March 2018: "We're doing a tremendous amount of work in space – I said, maybe we need a new force. We'll call it the Space Force."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Space_Force

So, basically, forget the narcissist squatting in the White House; go back to what Congress was trying to work out without him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 12:23 PM

9. "Congress will have the final say on whether a 'Space Force' is established"

Dafuq???



It already IS Congress's job to create agencies and departments, NOT the Executive Branch.

So yes, Congress "will have the final say".

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