Trump Directs DOD to Establish a Space Force in a Surprise Announcement

by Rachel Becker                 Jun 18, 2018                 (theverge.com)

• On June 18th, President Trump hijacked the scheduled signing of a Space Policy Directive on the subject of space traffic management and space debris at a meeting of the National Space Council to again call for a Space Force as a sixth branch of the US military. “We are going to have the Air Force and we’re going to have the Space Force, separate but equal. It is going to be something so important,” President Trump announced.

• Trump first proposed the idea of a Space Force in March 2018, in opposition to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ who favors a ‘Space Corps’ as an arm of the U.S. Air Force. Mattis argues that it will create more overhead and bureaucracy. The Air Force Space Command currently controls our military interests in space. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 has already directed the DoD to prepare a report on establishing a USAF ‘Space Corps’ that is due in August.

• What Trump didn’t mention was what the Space Force would do and how it would be funded. Point in fact, Congress would have to pass legislation to both to create a new branch of the military and to fund it.

• Then there is the 1967 United Nations’ “Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies”, ratified by 104 nations including Russia, China and the U.S., which prohibits nuclear weapons, war exercises, or even military installations in space. (see Article IV)

[Editor’s Note] This seems to illustrate the current struggle between the Pentagon/Trump Alliance forces and the historically and predominantly ‘Deep State’ controlled Air Force for official control over space, and therefore disclosure of such secret space programs and technology. Recall that in discussing the USAF space program that shot down the Deep State guided missile over Hawaii in January of this year, Dr Michael Salla distinguishes this hero USAF faction as a “USAF run Secret Space Program that has broken away from Deep State control”.

 

President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces in a meeting with the National Space Council today.

“We are going to have the Air Force and we’re going to have the Space Force, separate but equal. It is going to be something so important,” President Trump said.

“Separate but equal” is an appalling turn of phrase given that it’s derived from Plessy v. Ferguson, the now-overturned Supreme Court precedent for segregation.

The announcement came as a surprise in a meeting where the newly revived National Space Council was set to unveil the first comprehensive policy on space traffic management. “The whole point of today’s meeting was not about this at all, it was about the space traffic management policy decision,” says Brian Weeden, director of program planning for the Secure World Foundation — an NGO that focuses on space policy.

Still, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Trump’s hopes for a Space Force; he first proposed the idea of a Space Force in March 2018 — contradicting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ opposition to creating a new military service. In a letter to the Committee on Armed Services, Mattis argued that it would just create more overhead and bureaucracy.

As it stands, the Air Force is largely in charge of controlling national security in space under the umbrella of the Air Force Space Command. Its responsibilities include supervising launches and controlling DoD satellites — including ones involved in missile early warnings, communication, and navigation.

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Donald Trump and UFOs

by Britt Nelson                  June 7, 2018                  (news.co.cr)

• Countries such as Great Britain and Russia have released their once classified UFO files for public consumption, leaving no doubt about the true existence of UFOs. After 500 days in office, has President Trump been briefed about UFOs? Or is the ultra ‘top secret’ truth about UFO’s above even the President’s security clearance?

• In 1969, before becoming Governor of Georgia and President of the United States, Jimmy Carter was speaking at a Lions Club meeting in Leary, Georgia when he and 20 other people saw a multi-colored UFO moving across the sky. Carter said, “One thing’s for sure, I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists.” In 1977, President Carter asked then CIA Director George H.W. Bush to disclose what information the CIA had on UFOs. Bush told Carter, “You have no need to know,” and that was the end of it. Thereafter, Carter inexplicably distanced himself from UFO disclosure, citing “defense implications”. Years later, after George H.W. Bush himself had served as President, he was asked about the existence of UFOs. Bush replied, “You don’t know the half of it.”

• On September 4, 1971, the Costa Rican National Geographic Institute was taking aerial photos from 10,000 feet above Lake Cote when they captured what some experts say is the best UFO photograph in the world (see below). In 2016, a tourist in Costa Rica captured amazingly clear photos of a UFO hovering above Irazu Volcano National Park in Cartago. (see below)

• Commercial airline and military pilots from around the world have described seeing and photographing UFOs. But most keep their sightings a secret for fear of being ridiculed. The astronaut Gordon Cooper gave an interview before he died in which he described witnessing and filming a UFO landing in Germany and taking off. Cooper said that before he could view the film it was seized by government officials and sent to Washington. Cooper never again heard anything about the film footage he captured.

 

Is there a level of ultra ‘top secret’ security above the President of the United States when it comes to UFOs? Certainly President Donald Trump, after 500 days in office, has been briefed about UFOs from NASA, the CIA and perhaps others, but then again maybe not. This question is intriguing and not stretching reality. Are there secrets ‘from out there’ that demand such secrecy? Maybe so! But why?

With all the Star Wars movies going back decades and dozens of science fiction films featuring extraterrestrial visitors from ‘outer space’ within or beyond our on Milky Way galaxy –what is there now to hide from the public? If the government did reveal that UFOs were real … so what? Regardless if we know they are here there are no answers as why UFOs are here, but they are here. For believers and seers of UFOs there is no doubt of their existence. Other countries such as Great Britain and Russia have released their once ‘top secret’ UFO files for public consumption that leave no doubt about the true existence of UFOs.

                        Feb 2016 UFO
        over Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica

What will it take for President Trump to unexpectedly land Air Force One at the infamous and secretive ‘Area 51’ in the Nevada desert and demand a full-facility inspection from top-to-bottom and wall-to-wall? There are those that believe ‘Area 51’ contains actual captured or crashed UFOs.

One revealing statement from the lips of former President George H.W. Bush, a former CIA director, when asked about the existence of UFOs he said, “You don’t know the half of it.”  

In 2016, a tourist in Costa Rica captured amazingly clear photos of a UFO hovering above Irazu Volcano National Park in Cartago. The pictures were sent to the Mutual UFO Network for analysis, as reported in the Costa Rica Star News.

Maybe the most famous UFO sighting in Costa Rica took place on September 4, 1971, the Costa Rican National Geographic Institute was taking aerial photos from 10,000 feet of Lake Cote, the small body of water that would later become the larger Lake Arenal, as part of preliminary studies for the future hydroelectric project. Some experts say that this is the best UFO Photograph in the world.

Sept 4, 1971 UFO over Lake Cote, Costa Rica

It’s well known that former President Jimmy Carter (1977-81) witnessed unexplained aerial phenomena in Leary, Ga., in 1969 two years before becoming governor of Georgia. He was speaking to a Lions Club group at about 7:15 pm when someone — that noticed the strange light in the sky about 30-degrees above the horizon — spoke up and pointed it out to the 20 or so people that saw the UFO.

“All of a sudden, one of the men looked up and said, ‘Look, over in the west!’ And there was a bright light in the sky. We all saw it. And then the light, it got closer and closer to us. And then it stopped, I don’t know how far away, but it stopped beyond the pine trees. And all of a sudden it changed color to blue, and then it changed to red, then back to white. And we were trying to figure out what in the world it could be, and then it receded into the distance,” Carter said in an interview about the sighting. “One thing’s for sure, I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists.”

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Politicians Support Congressional Hearing on UFOs

by Alejandro Rojas                    May 17, 2018                       (denofgeek.com)

• On April 12th, 2018, the political journalism source Politico held an event marking the launch of their space news briefs. Representative Ami Bera (Democrat, California), a ranking member of the subcommittee on space for the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, admitted that UFOs piqued his interest and suggested congressional hearings on the topic.

• “It definitely piques interest. It gets people engaged,” agreed Randy Hultgren (Republican, Illinois). The CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Mary Lynne Dittmar added, “If there really are things buzzing around in the skies that we don’t understand, then we should take a look at it.”

• Ever since the New York Times broke a story in December that the U.S. government has taken the UFO issue seriously, the topic has reached a higher level of credibility. “You hear these reports. We have been hearing them for decades from many credible people,” Politico Defense Editor Bryan Bender told the panel. “Other countries take it more seriously. They have government researchers who, in the open, not in secrecy, try to explain the unexplainable. Should we be doing more?”

• Not since the 1950s have government officials felt comfortable discussing the topic of UFOs in public.

 

During a discussion which included members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held by Politico, politicians admitted the issue of UFOs piqued their interest, and one of them says he has suggested congressional hearings on the topic.

Ever since the New York Times broke a story in December that the U.S. government has indeed taken the UFO issue seriously, despite decades of claiming otherwise, the topic has reached a higher level of credibility. The story detailed a secretive UFO research group at the Pentagon that had been in operation since 2007. 22 million dollars were spent investigating “aerospace threats,” and the former head of the program, Luis Elizondo, says they received “many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.”

In an interview I was able to facilitate for the International UFO Congress, Elizondo said, “So that leads then to the next question if it’s not ours and it’s not theirs then whose is it? I don’t know who’s it is, that’s why we’re asking the hard questions.”

On April 12th, 2018, Politico held an event marking the launch of their space news briefs. In December, Politico had released their version of the Pentagon UFO study within hours of the New York Times article. The article was written by Politico Defense Editor Bryan Bender, who is also one of the authors of Politico’s weekly space briefs. At the recent event, Bender brought up the issue of UFOs.

Bender introduced the topic in a panel with his fellow space briefs reporter and co-moderator, Jaqueline Klimas, Representative Ami Bera (Democrat, California), Randy Hultgren (Republican, Illinois) and President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Mary Lynne Dittmar. Dittmar is also an advisor to the space council set up by President Trump to advise him on space policy. Both Bera and Hultgren are members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Bera is a ranking member of the subcommittee on space.

“You hear these reports. We have been hearing them for decades from many credible people,” Bender told the panel. “Other countries take it more seriously. They have government researchers who, in the open, not in secrecy, try to explain the unexplainable. Should we be doing more? Or is this just crazy sci-fi stuff that is a waste of time?”

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