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Should the US establish a Space Force?
The US should establish a Space Force
The US is critically dependent on space assets. Only an independent and co-equal military service will protect those assets.
The Space Force is needed to ensure war in space never breaks out
The Air Force
reportedly controls 90%
of military space funding yet it has not kept up as other countries have developed threats to US space systems
The Space Force normalizes interplanetary activity for conservative (agrarian) populations which are otherwise uninterested. This increases interest and accelerates human evolution.
may accelerate the
advancement of technology
. By establishing a Space Force, the US may push for innovations in technology.
The US should assert their dominance in space to keep their place as one of the strongest countries in the world.
Creating a new military branch will only add more bureaucracy
Making this organizational change would only distract from the important near term space missions the US needs to complete
A 'Space Guard,' similar to the Coast Guard in the Department of Homeland Security, would be more effective. Unlike a Space Force, the Space Guard could enforce laws and regulations to enhance civil and commercial use of space.
A Space Force would violate the
1967 Outer Space Treaty
Creating a new military branch for space is highly antagonistic, which will lead to a dangerous and harmful space arms race
Military action in space is highly impractical.
The US already has Air Force Space Command, numbering nearly 20,000 airmen.
A separate Space Force will inhibit joint war fighting
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