I just watched a great piece on NBC about the role of Space Force in protecting us and how the battle field has shifted. Fascinating the career path our military have to advance their career and it is the future, and I am always thankful to the work of all of our servicemen.
But am I alone that it is hard for me to take its name seriously? Historically, how was the air force received when it was created?
So the Air Force came in riding really high when it was created. After World War 2 where the absolutely critical role of air power was demonstrated they had lots of leverage plus as the only branch that could deliver atomic weapons at the time didn’t hurt. In fact they weren’t too far from gutting the rest of the services budgets for a monster Air Force.
Though it was probably for the best that Truman and Co. not let Curtis “Nuke Em All” LeMay be in charge of basically the entire military.
No, it’s creation was goofy and awkward. Thus it’s not taken seriously. Name wise it’s not a great name but reality what were they going to call it really? It’s not like Space Navy or something like it would be better. We go interstellar we can change it to Starfleet.
The ccp has made it clear that they want to dominate the “space” Not only are they planning to go to the moon before we get back to it they also have mining objectives on the same moon.
The Space Force was long overdue.