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Tango0117 Jun 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

"The U.S. Air Force has reorganized how it handles space, creating a three-star billet as deputy chief of staff for space operations.

The new directorate, which represents the firsts major organizational move by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, will be known as A-11 and will stand up sometime in August. It was not immediately clear who would become the first general to fill that spot.

"This is the next step in our effort to integrate, normalize and elevate space operations in the Air Force," Wilson said in a service statement. "The United States is dependent on space, and our adversaries know it. We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space." …."
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

This thing needs to experience a little "accident":

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Dan

Tango0118 Jun 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

(smile)


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Armand

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

I need to do some investigating, but every time I see a headline like this, I keep thinking, "Didn't Kennedy and Kruschev sign some sort of agreement to ban the weaponizing of space long ago?" Why am I wrong in thinking that war in space had been addressed in a treaty?

Zyphyr19 Jun 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

That would be the "Outer Space Treaty". It bans weapons of mass destruction in space and all military use of the planets/moons/etc. It doesn't block conventional weapons in orbit.

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

Lawmakers are setting the ground work to establish a US Space Corp.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

A real life version of MACOs?

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Dan

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