Washington instigates new 'star wars'

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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Future of the U.S. Military in Space
For many years, nations from Russia and China to North Korea and Iran have pursued weapons to jam, blind, and disable our navigation and communications satellites via electronic attacks from the ground.

But recently, our adversaries have been working to bring new weapons of war into space itself. In 2007, China launched a missile that tracked and destroyed one of its own satellites — a highly provocative demonstration of China’s growing capability to militarize space.
How dare they to develop such systems?
Russia has been designing an airborne laser to disrupt our space-based system. And it claims to be developing missiles that can be launched from an aircraft mid-flight to destroy American satellites.

Both China and Russia have been conducting highly sophisticated on-orbit activities that could enable them to maneuver their satellites into close proximity of ours, posing unprecedented new dangers to our space systems.
Both nations are also investing heavily in what are known as hypersonic missiles designed to fly up to five miles per second at such low altitudes that they could potentially evade detection by our missile-defense radars. In fact, China claimed to have made its first successful test of a hypersonic vehicle just last week.

China and Russia are also aggressively working to incorporate anti-satellite attacks into their warfighting doctrines. In 2015, China created a separate military enterprise to oversee and prioritize its warfighting capabilities in space.
The explanation is very easy - 'both nations' don't like to be victims of Iraqi style adventure.
Maybe Washington would propose a new treaty? Too far from it.
As their actions make clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already. And the United States will not shrink from this challenge. (Applause.) Under President Trump’s leadership, we will meet it head on to defend our nation and build a peaceful future here on Earth and in space.
America will always seek peace in space as on the Earth. But history proves that peace only comes through strength. And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead. (Applause.)
Oh, I see, Washington didn't bomb Belgrade - it sought peace. There was no war in Iraq - Washington sought peace.
...as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump’s highest priority is the safety and security of the American people. And while, too often, previous administrations all but neglected the growing security threats emerging in space, President Trump stated clearly and forcefully that space is, in his words, “a warfighting domain, just like…land, [and] air, and sea.”
The President made it clear that our ultimate objective is to create a new branch of our military that is separate from, and equal to, five other branches.
Today, the Department of Defense will release a report outlining the first stages of our administration’s plan to implement the President’s guidance and turn his vision into a reality.
 
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Ah diddums. Mummy kiss it better for you?
 
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For future reference:

"seeked" is incorrect.

"Seek" is an irregular verb in English so the correct past tense usage is "sought".

Hope that helps you as you claim the heights of the agit-prop branch of the FSB or GRU. Every little helps in the INT game.

:D


Edit: @scalieback A draw, mucker. We ex-bleeps, eh?
 
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All the other Commies with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, out run my gun
All the other Commies with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet
All the other Commies with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, out run my gun
All the other Commies with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet
 
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Thank you for correction.
There are natural questions in this context.
1. Who did initiate arms race in the space?
2. Will we see contimuation of arms race in the space?
3. Would comprehensive treaty be the best solution?
 
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Thank you for correction.
There are natural questions in this context.
1. Who did initiate arms race in the space?
2. Will we see contimuation of arms race in the space?
3. Would comprehensive treaty be the best solution?
1. The Soviet Almaz programme (armed space stations) which began in the early 1960s; it can be argued that those states which developed ICBM began the militarisation of space as the technologies used for ICBM and exploratory rockets are very similar.
2. Yes; and
3. Yes.
 
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1. The Soviet Almaz programme (armed space stations) which began in the early 1960s; it can be argued that those states which developed ICBM began the militarisation of space as the technologies used for ICBM and exploratory rockets are very similar.
Hardly they can be called 'armed'.
Almaz - Wikipedia
The Almaz (Russian: Алмаз, "Diamond") program was a highly secret Soviet military space station program, begun in the early 1960s. Three crewed military reconnaissance stations were launched between 1973 and 1976: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5.
The key word here is reconnaissance. They were not attack satellites. By contrast
Strategic Defense Initiative - Wikipedia
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a broad program to create namely attack satellites with strategic aim to devalue Soviet nuclear potential.
So hardly it is a big surprise that other countries develop something that was proposed by pres.Reagan long ago.
2. Yes; and
3. Yes.
Agreed.
 
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Hardly they can be called 'armed'.
Almaz - Wikipedia

The key word here is reconnaissance. They were not attack satellites. By contrast
Strategic Defense Initiative - Wikipedia
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a broad program to create namely attack satellites with strategic aim to devalue Soviet nuclear potential.
So hardly it is a big surprise that other countries develop something that was proposed by pres.Reagan long ago.

Agreed.
They were armed. Well, one was with a 23mm cannon. Link refers.

Here Is the Soviet Union's Secret Space Cannon

Of course, it is not comparable to 'Star Wars' but I interpreted the question strictly. :)
 
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The Russians fired dogs into space.

The bastards.
Lucky bastards, you mean. I have to make do with a trebuchet for Jack Russells.

They do make an amusing sound when they bounce, though.
 
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OP.

Please ask your handler to pour you a nice cold, ice cold pint of Novichock.
Today (again) is beer drinking day. Dark Czech beer Praha is a bit too bitter from my point of view. Belgian Kwik is good but not excellent. Still Novichok vodka from the UK is not available.
 
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Future of the U.S. Military in Space

How dare they to develop such systems?


The explanation is very easy - 'both nations' don't like to be victims of Iraqi style adventure.
Maybe Washington would propose a new treaty? Too far from it.


Oh, I see, Washington didn't bomb Belgrade - it sought peace. There was no war in Iraq - Washington sought peace.
You're not going to get a serious answer to any of this, as everyone is too busy laughing at the Space Cadets.
 

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