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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:20 AM

House panel OKs space military branch

Source: The Hill

The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday signed off on creating a new military branch dedicated to space.

The committee approved by voice vote an amendment to create the military service in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The proposal is similar to President Trump’s proposal for a Space Force -- but calls the new service Space Corps in line with the House’s original 2017 idea for the service.

“So the Space Corps is as close as we could make it to the proposal that passed this committee overwhelmingly,” said Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), who sponsored the amendment. “It is not a $13 billion expenditure, a gold-plated plan like had been proposed to us by the secretary of the Air Force. It is instead a reorganization so that space professionals can be properly recognized for their skill and ability and promoted.”

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), who co-sponsored the amendment, similarly said the amendment is “almost identical to what passed out of this committee nearly unanimously.”

Under the amendment, Space Corps would be an independent military branch within the Department of the Air Force in a structure similar to how the Marine Corps is within the Department of the Navy.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/448305-house-panel-oks-space-military-branch



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:30 AM

1. Always more money to find new ways to kill. nt

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:01 AM

2. soon there will be a moon force, a mars force &, of course, a tRump uranas force. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:50 AM

3. This really really pisses me off.

We can't afford to bring decent drinking water to Flint and many other communities, we can't afford healthcare or paying a living wage but we can spend fucking trillions to make a "space force" that has no purpose except to extract more $$ from us for war and which will never be useful in any way whatsoever. I can't believe that a Democratic committee approved this, WTF is wrong with each and every one of them. They are not supposed to be our enemy, but WTF it sure doesn't look like they give one damn about us.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. Agreed

I can't see any good coming from this. Especially as an arm of the military. If they want to make this country more secure, use this money to combat climate change, or half a million other things.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

5. Former USAF 1C6 Space Sys Op

Air Force Space Command is already the best organized, best equipped, and best trained on our current space assets for superiority.

This is all political propaganda and money wasted.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:11 PM

6. My work involves ensuring governmental and private companies abide by the NEPA

process and other federal laws like NHPA, NAGPRA and so forth. We are getting invitations to consult from the air force regarding 'usspacecom'. the location for headquarters will be peterson afb at colorado springs. i'm not sure if this is trumps space corp fantasy but time will tell. they want to meet with us in september of this year...

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