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Pence Details Plan for Creation of Space Force in What Would Be the Sixth Branch of the Military

by Christian Davenport and Dan Lamothe                  August 9, 2018                    (washingtonpost.com)

• On Thursday August 9th, Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan to establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020. Pence issued what amounted to a call to arms to preserve the military’s dominance in space. “Just as we’ve done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield,” Pence said in the Pentagon news conference (see 5:25 minute video below).

• The task of creating a new military department, which would require approval by a reluctant Congress, may require significant new spending and reorganization. The idea of a Space Force is opposed by the Air Force in particular which could lose some of its ‘Space Command’ responsibilities. Deborah James, who served as Air Force secretary in the Obama administration, said Trump’s decision to create a full new department is “a solution in search of a problem.”

• Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last year that he opposed a new military branch. This week, Mattis said the Pentagon and the White House “are in complete alignment” on the need to view space as a warfighting domain. But he stopped short of endorsing a full-fledged Space Force.

• The first step is to create a new U.S. Space Command led by a four-star general, and pulling space experts from across the armed services. The Pentagon would create an assistant secretary of defense for space, a top-level civilian who will report to the defense secretary “to oversee the growth and expansion of the sixth branch of service.” There would be a separate acquisitions office dedicated to buying satellites and developing new technology. The White House intends to work with lawmakers to introduce legislation by early next year.

• Space is vital to the way the United States wages war. The Pentagon’s satellites are used for missile defense warnings, guiding precision munitions and providing communications and reconnaissance. Russia and China have made significant advancements, challenging the United States’ assets in space.

• Pence said to the military brass attending the press conference, the “commander in chief is going to continue to work tirelessly toward this goal, and we expect you all to do the same.” After the announcement Thursday, members of the House Armed Services Committee Reps. Mike D. Rogers (R-Ala.) and Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) praised the move, saying, “We have been warning for years of the need to protect our space assets and to develop more capable space systems.” President Trump tweeted, “Space Force all the way!”

 

Vice President Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would begin creating a military command dedicated to space and establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military as soon as 2020, the first since the Air Force was formed shortly after World War II.

Pence warned of the advancements that potential adversaries are making and issued what amounted to a call to arms to preserve the military’s dominance in space.

“Just as we’ve done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield,” he said in a speech at the Pentagon. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.”

But the monumental task of standing up a new military department, which would require approval by a Congress that shelved the idea last year, may require significant new spending and a reorganization of the largest bureaucracy in the world. And the idea has already run into fierce opposition inside and outside the Pentagon, particularly from the Air Force, which could lose some of its responsibilities.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last year that he opposed a new department of the military “at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting functions.”

This week, Mattis said the Pentagon and the White House “are in complete alignment” on the need to view space as a warfighting domain. But he stopped short of endorsing a full-fledged Space Force. In a briefing with reporters after Pence’s speech, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan suggested that Mattis’s comments opposing the Space Force were made at a different time, before the Pentagon received a bolstered budget.

White House officials have been working with national security leaders to aggressively move ahead without Congress. The first step is creating a new U.S. Space Command by the end of the year, which would be led by a four-star general, the way the Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific Command oversees those regions.

The new command would pull space experts from across the armed services, and there would be a separate acquisitions office, dedicated to buying satellites and developing new technology to help the military win wars in space.

After the announcement Thursday, President Trump tweeted, “Space Force all the way!”

5:25 minute CNN video of Vice President Pence
announcing the formation of the U.S. Space Force

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Spectators Left Baffled After Three UFOs Appeared in China

by Nirmal Narayanan                  July 20, 2018                 (ibtimes.sg)

• On July 18, 2018, Chinese commuters spotted a weird UFO in the sky. The UFO was circular in shape, and it had illuminating lights in the body.

• The ‘mavi777’ YouTube channel (see below) also uploaded clips of other two UFO sightings which they claim to have happened in other regions of China.

• YouTube commenter, Christos Kaloudis, thinks that humans are being observed by aliens from deep space. “We are definitely being observed… but when will they reveal themselves is the question?” asks Kaloudis.

Commuters in a Chinese town spotted a weird UFO in the sky on July 18, 2018. A video showing the bizarre incident was later uploaded to YouTube by conspiracy theory channel ‘mavi777’, and it is now the hottest debating point among UFO buffs and alien enthusiasts.

The video looked very authentic in nature, as the onlookers were seen pointing fingers to the skies when the UFO appears. The UFO was circular in shape, and it had illuminating lights in the body. The conspiracy theory channel also uploaded clips of other two UFO sightings which they claim to have happened in other regions of China.As the video went viral, conspiracy theorists strongly argued that alien life is a reality. These theorists made it clear that aliens used to visit earth to monitor human activities, and now they are slowly gearing up for a disclosure.

After watching the video, viewers of ‘mavi777’ put forward various theories explaining the spooky sky sighting. Christos Kaloudis, a YouTube user argued that humans are being observed by aliens from deep space.

“We are definitely being observed… but when will they reveal themselves is the question? To me, it looks like one object spinning and thus we see this rotation in the light formation. Unbelievable footage brother, undeniable proof ” commented Kaloudis.

6:44 video of ‘leap-frogging’ UFOs over China July 18, 2018
from ‘mavi777’ YouTube channel

1:33 minute video of better camera angles of the
three UFOs over China from Daily Mail YouTube channel

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Mystery Surrounds Why Four Nations Launch Rockets in Four Days

by Paul Seaburn        December 29, 2017        (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• During a four day period in December 2017, the US, Russia, China and Japan all launched rockets carrying satellites into space.

• On December 22nd, the US SpaceX launched 10 more Iridium Next satellites, adding to a constellation of over 60 satellites providing worldwide voice and data communication.

• Also on December 22nd, Japan launched an H-2A rocket, putting a climate monitoring satellite in polar orbit, and a demonstration satellite in lower orbit.

• On December 26th, China launched a Long March-2C carrier rocket with remote sensing satellites to conduct electromagnetic environmental probes.

• Also on December 26th, Russia launched a rocket carrying Angola’s first-ever telecommunications satellite, but announced it had lost contact with it shortly after it entered orbit.

• Coincidence? Is there something going on? Or have we reached a point where rocket launches to put more satellites in orbit have become a weekly event?

 

It’s been barely a week since the government released two UFO videos … that’s more than enough time to start connecting this “disclosure” to other events/dots that are strange, government-or-military-related and potentially linked to space travel, UFOs and government cover-ups. Just such a confluence of incidents occurred over the past week when the US, Russia, China and Japan all launched rockets during a brief four-day period. All were reportedly carrying satellites and some had unusual circumstances surrounding them. Let’s start connecting.

Credit for noticing the four launches in four days goes to the folks at UFO Sightings Hotspot, who think the satellite payloads means that “Something” Is Being Monitored In Space!” That’s obvious, but what? And why four different programs?

The US. launch was the iconic and infamous SpaceX launch of a completely recycled two-stage Falcon 9 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on December 22 11:27 p.m. EST (8:27 p.m. local California time). This was the launch that launched 10 more Iridium Next satellites and thousands of UFO sighing calls as the rocket blazed a condom-shaped trail across the evening sky. The Iridium satellite constellation consists of over 60 active satellites covering the entire planet to provide worldwide voice and data communication. While this historic launch caused quite a stir, it doesn’t appear to be unusual.

On the same day, Japan had its own unusual launch from the Tanegashima Space Center. One H-2A rocket released satellites in two different orbits by first putting a Shikisai climate monitoring satellite into a polar orbit around 500 miles (800 km), then reigniting twice and dropping a demonstration satellite in a lower orbit between 280 and 400 miles (450-643 km). Spaceflight Now reported that the Japanese launch occurred just 72 seconds before the SpaceX liftoff – the shortest interval between two successful launches in history. Coincidence or intentional?

Just four days later, China launched remote sensing satellites on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Chinese media reports the satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments. However, Spaceflight Insider points out that China has been very secretive about other launches in what is called the Yaogan-30 project and most experts believe it’s a secret military project.

That brings us to the Russian launches. The Russian space agency Roscomos launched a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Angola’s first-ever telecommunications satellite late on December 26th, but announced it had lost contact with it shortly after it entered orbit.

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