Space Force, Part 9: Recent News and Commentary

    Bob Zubrin knows space.  He comments here that the US needs a robust, orbiting counter-space capability (that he calls a space fighter) to defend US satellites from enemy anti-satellite capabilities.  He is, of course, correct.  Also, from the article: Zubrin argues that if the Axis powers had merely had reconnaissance satellites during World … Continue reading Space Force, Part 9: Recent News and Commentary

Space Force, Part 8: An initial step

I had predicted a full-scope Space Force under its own secretary, with responsibility for (mostly) every military mission in and through space, especially the key (and under-developed) responsibility to protect US military and commercial satellites from enemy action.  It looked like much of that was on offer, but then came an inflated price tag followed … Continue reading Space Force, Part 8: An initial step

Space Force, Part 7: Uniforms and Styles

I have been away from Space Force issues for a while.  There is a lot to say, but what prompted writing is this: “The DoD is also asking the industry for US space force uniform early design concepts.” https://www.airforce-technology.com/features/us-military-space-force/ Excuse me, Doctor Weasel already has the concepts covered.  Short answer: no Star Trek.  Also, no … Continue reading Space Force, Part 7: Uniforms and Styles

Space Force, Part 6: Why Space needs to separate from Air

I discussed the arguments for and against a separate US Space Force in my first post on this topic. I let the air out of some arguments against, but I think I could provide more clarity on why a Space Force is a good idea. There are aspects of military service which are hard to … Continue reading Space Force, Part 6: Why Space needs to separate from Air

Space Force, Part 5: Detailed Organization

Building on the discussion of missions in Part 2, top level organizations in Part 3, and organizational concepts in Part 4, this post gets into greater detail about the organization below the level of the numbered space force.  Dashes are used to show organizations subordinate to the organizations above them. SFB = Space Force Base … Continue reading Space Force, Part 5: Detailed Organization