Donald Trump says he could launch space force

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A new space force could be created in the US to fight the extraterrestrial wars of the future, President Donald Trump has claimed. Legislators and military experts have envisioned a possibility of war in space for at least the past several decades. Until recently, that issue has been cast aside as other more pressing matters - including war and terrorism - have taken centre stage. Now, addressing the prospect of an armed encounter above the Earth appears to be an increasing priority for the world's super powers. Russia and China are already claimed to be developing armaments that can strike in space, including missiles that can target satellites.




Military experts warn the US is not prepared for space-based attacks

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Legislators and military experts have envisioned the possibility of a war in space for several decades. Until recently, that issue has been cast aside as others like war on our own planet and terrorism have taken precedent. A new report outlines concerns that a space war may be approaching faster than many anticipated and that world leaders like the US are woefully unprepared unlike other nations. A new report outlines concerns that a space war may be approaching faster than many anticipated and that world leaders like the US are woefully unprepared unlike other nations. The US Department of Defense has warned that the US isn't ready for a space war, while Russia and China have developed technologies that could destroy satellites that are crucial for many everyday tasks, ranging from ATMs to apps like Uber Eats, according to Politico.


Experts warn real-life Star Wars could occur if we do not establish rules for space

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The successful launch of Sputnik generated unease in the western world because the technology used was similar to that for ballistic missiles. It was crucial that efforts were made by the international community to regulate this new frontier in order to avoid a build-up of weapons and armed conflict in space. The obligations and restrictions were eventually agreed and codified in five major United Nations space treaties. They addressed, in part, some specific military and weapons-related aspects of space activities. Every year since the early 1980s, the United Nations (UN) has passed a resolution on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. But these initiatives were neither entirely clear nor sufficiently comprehensive to meet all of these challenges. The deployment of weapons of mass destruction in Earth's orbit was banned but this did not extend to other weapons or military systems. Every year since the early 1980s, the United Nations (UN) has passed a resolution on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. The deployment of weapons of mass destruction in Earth's orbit was banned but this did not extend to other weapons or military systems