The New Space Race Will Be Lead By A Space Force

Written by Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

What does a country with over 700 military bases in over 130 countries do next? What could possibly be the last remaining Superpower’s next move having already conquered global dominance through its military might? An expansion, of course. This time the threat is inter-galaxy. Or is it interstellar? I better brush up on my, what use to be considered as Sci-Fi talk, because it looks like I may need to know the lingo now with America, or Earth, getting a Space Force! Yes, a Space Force. Remember our reactions when Newt Gingrich talked about the need for a Mars exploration during a Presidential debate? Well, President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday wasn’t that of expanding space exploration, or even a new mission to hopefully uncover new technology. Nope, the silliness of this administration hit a new laughable level with his revealing of a new “Space Force.”

“We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said during a speech at the National Space Council meeting, held at the White House on Monday.

“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense to immediately begin the process to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.”

“We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the space force,” Trump said. “Separate, but equal. It is going to be something so important.”

“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” Trump said at the rally. “We may even have a ‘Space Force’ — develop another one. Space Force. We have the Air Force; we’ll have the Space Force.”

Of course, everything with President Trump has to be YUGE and exaggerated, and the recent talks of the Space Force aren’t any different. Giving himself credit as only the “Donald” can, he stated that the idea came to him just recently.

“I was saying it the other day—cause we’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space—I said, maybe we need a new force. We’ll call it the space force. And I was not really serious. And then I said, what a great idea. Maybe we’ll have to do that. That could happen. That could be the big, breaking story.”

Ironically, President Trump has already stopped the creation of a Space Force once, yet, now he wants to take credit for the idea. In July of 2017, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would direct the Defense Department to create a “Space Corps” as a new military service, housed within the Air Force. It was President Trump’s Pentagon that was in opposition to the program.

When Heather Wilson, the Air Force Secretary, was brought in and asked about the potential new program, she replied, “The Pentagon is complicated enough… This will make it more complex, add more boxes to the organization chart, and cost more money. If I had more money, I would put it into lethality, not bureaucracy.”

Since the days of President Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars Defense Program, a version of a Space Force has been shuffled around the halls of government. In 2000, a military-reform commission led by Donald Rumsfeld suggested the creation of such a force, but the idea was scrapped after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the following wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last year, the House Armed Services Committee approved a measure to create a space corps brought forward by Mike Rogers, a Republican from Alabama, and Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Tennessee.

The proposed space corps would absorb the duties of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, a unit inside the Air Force that supports most of the country’s military operations in space and employs about 36,000 people across more than 130 sites around the world. The division would collect space professionals throughout the government into one place. “The military has not done a good enough job looking after space with all its other distracting priorities,” Cooper told Berman last year. “It’s just not getting the attention it deserves.”

The measure made it into the House’s version of an annual defense bill, but the Senate’s version banned it. The Pentagon stood by in its opposition, which was carried over from the Obama administration. Congress passed their final bill in November with no mention of the space corps. Its most fervent supporters vowed momentum would return, but the idea has mostly fallen out of consideration again.

In a report that was written in April of 1998, by Major Steven R. Looten, it outlines in concrete details the duties and responsibilities, protocol, and the future direction of a Space Force. The title of the report is called, “Space Force 2020” indicating a projected target date for the implementation of such a department.

The report is interesting and telling at the same time. It is complete with charts and tables to help illustrate the objectives leaving no room for speculation as to its intent. This is the future of the United States military and the reason given for the need to rush to dominate this space race, as was the case with the space race with the former Soviet Union in the 1960’s, is, well, dominate. The President said the new branch’s creation will be overseen by General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

There is so much to keep an eye out for concerning the Trump administration, and this latest announcement promises to be one to watch for years to come. Social media already had its fun with the idea of a Space Force. The memes have ranged from Spaceball references to Star Wars characters all chiming in with their whimsical notion of fighting for freedoms, in space! Whatever the future holds for the program one thing is sure. Gross government spending and irresponsible management will be the norm with any new or existing government intervention.

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Freedom from Tyranny: Catalonian Independence

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer for Fighting the Tyranny

I remember sitting at home and coming across an odd article from the BBC. There was a referendum going on in Catalonia that was being violently suppressed. The people there were angry, and they wanted to peacefully leave Spain and go forward with Catalonia as its own country.

Fast forward to a few days later and I see a video of police beating people just going out to vote. And I said to myself.”Wait this is Spain, not some third world country. How is this being allowed to happen?” Not only was it allowed to happen, but when the votes were totaled more than 90% of the population voted in favor of independence. Over 900 people were injured by Spanish police for the crime of voting. Continue reading “Freedom from Tyranny: Catalonian Independence”

Crying Wolf: The Fear of Iran

By: Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Iran, a country whose name seems to be synonymous with terrorism. At least that is what the United States government wants its citizens to believe. Even before the events of 9/11 and, in fact since 1979 Iran has been considered a terrorist nation. But just how much of a threat is Iran to the United States?

Well, let us first look back to our first major involvement with Iran back in 1953. The CIA led a coup in Iran to overthrow the elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh and to replace him with a reinstalled Shah Pahlavi. This coup was known as Operation Ajax. The reason for the coup was because the government of Iran wanted to audit the documents of the Anglo-Iranian oil company(AIOC) later called British Petroleum and to limit its control over Iranian oil reserves. Continue reading “Crying Wolf: The Fear of Iran”

Syria And The Continuation Of PNAC

By Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff Writer at Fighting the Tyranny

Overseas conflict is not something new to the citizens of the United States. Though we have not had a fight on our own soil since WWII, our country continues to go to war with the claim we need to do so to preserve our freedoms and securities. It is really in the name of the global ruling elite who control our country’s rule of law and continue to use us to destabilize the world. One region or regime at a time.

We have been presented with many reasons why attacking another country was necessary. But the truth is we have been involved in 134 countries where we have conducted military operations. Since a lot of these operations were classified, we did not know about them until much later. The need for the wars-for-control is always later to be proven based on lies, deceit, or false information gathering. The current conflict in Syria is no different as it is beginning to parallel the former narratives used to force globalism.

Continue reading “Syria And The Continuation Of PNAC”

Anatomy of the Global Agenda

By Michael W. Howell
Staff writer and Senior Editor for Fighting the Tyranny

During my time researching globalism from many different angles, from many different ideologies, one thing was constant. In order for globalism to take root and spread from the ideology to implementation phase, it would take the destruction of the middle-class using methods such as the Cloward-Piven’s strategy, the gradual taxing system from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, or the hidden works planned in the shadows by secret societies of the elite. The deeper I got into my research over the years the more convoluted the agenda would appear. Continue reading “Anatomy of the Global Agenda”

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By Michael D. Jacobsen
Staff writer for Fighting the Tyranny

When most Americans think of our military involvement overseas they think it is because of a failure of diplomacy or a response to an authoritarian regime that must be stopped. None would think it is because our country helped create the opposition to justify the constant wars that our military industrial complex demands. Some would agree, but think this has happened only recently, well not so fast. Continue reading “The Long History of the United States Arming its Future Enemies”

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By Michael Howell
Senior Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

You think the Third Reich was destroyed and conquered after World War II? Well if wars are about ending an ideology in order to maintain person liberties and national sovereignty then you couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sure we took out Hitler, supposedly, but his ideology can be found on a mass global scale today. Even right here in the good ole U.S.A. I know what your thinking, but the truth pill is always a hard one to swallow.  It takes shaking off our cognitive dissonance and examining the facts before us. Continue reading “We Are In The Fourth Reich”

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By Michael W. Howell
Staff Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it.

“Even today, there is a little threat of opposing a secret society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in ensuring the future of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it and there is great danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment – that I do not intend to allow to permit to the extent that it is in my control. Continue reading “The Elite And Their Secret Societies”

Welcome To The Truth

By Michael W. Howell
Staff Writer and Senior Editor at Fighting the Tyranny

You’re scratching your head wondering how this country got to where it is today, right? You just can’t fathom what led us here. You voted for the candidate that promised you everything you were looking for. You grew up patriotic. Your family is patriotic. You said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school and seemed to be surrounded by patriotic people, so what happened? Where and how did we deteriorate so fast and to such depths? Truth is we have been on this path for decades, no centuries. Yes, centuries. Don’t act like you haven’t heard this before. Continue reading “Welcome To The Truth”

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