What is Trumps ', Space Force'?
In my opinion, and research from the Washington DC news clearly shows that Trump wants a new 'Space Force' to help the military. The Washington Post states:
'Satellites make much of modern warfare possible, through GPS systems, wireless communications and sophisticated weather forecasting. This makes them tempting military targets. The U.S. Air Force has been responsible for defending American satellites and spacecraft. President Donald Trump said in 2018 that the perils required a new military branch, an idea that came to be known as the Space Force. The idea was popular with crowds at the president’s rallies, but not with Pentagon officials or many in Congress. After months of debate, Trump signed an order creating a more modest Space Force that would sit within the Air Force, similar to how the Marine Corps sits within the Navy.'
To conclude this question, trump would like a space force to help if in any case, the U.S is going to war or to target other countries.
What would the militant force do?
In a report to Congress released in 2018, the Department of Defense laid out a plan to build a new force to defend U.S. interests in space with aggressive offensive capabilities. This would include systems that could “degrade, deny, disrupt, destroy, and manipulate adversary capabilities.” The force would hold joint space training and military exercises with U.S. allies.
In this question, the Washington DC post is trying to say that the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States had a plan to create a new militant force to protect the things in space the U.S is investigating and uncovering. Furthermore, this force would have both space training and military exercises' which is not done very often- probably never done before!
Is there a true threat in space?
Yes, but not in the Hollywood sense of alien invaders attacking lower Manhattan. The main threat is the ability to disable or destroy an adversary’s satellites from the ground. In 2007, China first used a ballistic missile to destroy its own old weather satellite orbiting 535 miles (861 km) above Earth; Russia has been testing a missile that could be used to strike and destroy a satellite or ballistic missile. It’s likely that other nations won’t be far behind. If you destroy a spy satellite, the flow of real-time intelligence from a particular spot in China or Iran could stop. A communications satellite that’s jammed from the ground could mean ground troops suddenly find themselves operating blindly. And because existing international treaties governing space are unclear, even civilian satellites could be targeted by nations looking to contain or punish their enemies.
What Do I think on Trumps 'Space Force'
Well, everyone who has been introduced to space topics most likely is talking about Trumps 'Space Force' I put Space Force in apostrophes as he wants to have an unusual force but not many people agree to it. As for my side and opinion, I think it could be either- yes or no. I could agree and see where he is going with this because- yes. I do understand why he wants space force. When I was researching this story, which I did a lot of, I found out that many papers and normally biased papers were all agreeing to each other. Most of them had stated that Donald Trump, President of the United States of America would like to establish a reliable, and honourable militant force, costing about $2 billion for the protection of his country and their allies.
In contrast, I do also believe that there is no point in making an intergalactic space force as it would cost a lot and could potentially leave the country in a huge poverty issue, even though the U.S has about $630 billion (in 2019). I know what you are thinking. $2 billion dollars is not even that much then, then I hope you think about the funding, the training and the exercises equipment they will need. Moreover, imagine a scenario where the US did go to a military fight or to war, do you not think that by the end of the war they could be bankrupt?