House Votes to Make “Space Corps” the Sixth Branch of US Military

By Jason Ditz

The US has an Army, a Navy, an Air Force, a Marine Corps, and a Coast Guard. The House Armed Services Committee today voted to create a sixth branch of the American military, dubbed the US Space Corps, which would be wholly responsible for fighting wars in space.

The Space Corps would largely be split off from the Air Force, which was the last new branch of the military created, way back in 1947. The proposal is a continuation of the Pentagon’s increasing efforts in recent years to get heavy funding for space combat.

This comes just a couple of weeks after the Air Force created a Deputy Chief of Staff post of Space Operations, and significantly undercuts their efforts to be in charge of US military’s increasing focus on future space wars.

All of this, of course, has been happening despite no other country on the planet having invested significant resources in fighting in space, meaning there’s no plausible adversary for the US to fight in this future space war they’re bankrolling.

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.

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10 Comments on "House Votes to Make “Space Corps” the Sixth Branch of US Military"

  1. Misleading title – it was a House subcommittee that voted for this. It still needs to pass the full House the full Senate and get the President’s signature to take effect.

  2. Appropriate. Air Force Veteran here – the US & Russia as well as others have been performing Military Operations in Space for Decades.

  3. How stupid, so they will manage a few satellites basically, for how many new billions each year?

  4. Uncle Hormone | June 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm | Reply

    What a waste of money…
    All one had to do was to re-name the U.S. Air Force, and call it the U.S. Aerospace Force!
    Hundreds of millions saved on stationary, equipment allowances and routing, & it will allow for a Warrant Officer Corps to be reinstated due to the technical nature of the change in mission!

  5. Garry Compton | July 1, 2017 at 5:00 am | Reply

    Oh great – now the US just pissed on the Alien community and they have to fight them too. Maybe Israel, Saudis, and the US can make an Air-Isis army to go into space – just like they did in the ME, Africa, and SE Asia in order to fight the Klingons. I guess the Empire will stop when everyone is obliterated.

  6. Considering that we already had a president titled “Space Commander” this proposal is way behind the curve. The deals cut with the various alien groups have already enabled advanced tech for the US military. It has already been made public that many leading space tech developers have been working with extraterrestrials and that we have traded hundreds of thousands of human beings mostly children to obtain these new sciences and technologies. The alien/military/industrial/complex is REAL with the tall white Reptilians carrying the big stick on planet Earth.

  7. Considering that we already had a president titled “Space Commander” this proposal is way behind the curve. The deals cut with the various alien groups have already enabled advanced tech for the US military. It has already been made public that many leading space tech developers have been working with extraterrestrials and that we have traded hundreds of thousands of human beings mostly children to obtain these new sciences and technologies. The alien/military/industrial/complex is REAL with the tall white Reptilians carrying the big stick on planet Earth.

  8. How stupid can you get? The US hasn’t won a war since WWII for all the trillions of dollars wasted on it!

  9. More inane bollocks used to justify the perpetuation of the military industrial complex.. Disgraceful.

  10. Chris Newman | August 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm | Reply

    Whether they like it or not America is going to have all its electronics fried by EMP and it will not be able to fight back. Then it will be nuked and utterly destroyed. This is as true as all the prophesies about Jesus Christ came true. http://cowgernation.com/2015/09/11/america-will-be-completely-destroyed-by-russia-in-1-hour/

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