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Re: A Space Force...
In recent years, we had all but abandoned our space activity while Russia and China have been focusing on theirs. This is not the stuff of science fiction but practical defense. We are dependent on our satellites. If they were to be attacked by a foreign entity and rendered useless, the effect in a relatively short period could be as disastrous as a full scale war. Think of what would happen..everything that depends on the satellites would be knocked out of service including the Internet. No bank transactions, no money except what's in your pockets. There would be wholesale rioting and chaos in the streets. It wouldn't be an easy fix of a couple of days. That's just one scenario. Then there is the possibility of an asteroid or junk fall-out. The skies are loaded with obstacles and junk in orbit that could become an unforeseen hazard where burning out on descent might not be an option. The more advanced we become the more space capability is warranted.