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What Happens to Space Force After Trump?

Article by Samantha Masunaga                                       December 15, 2020                                     (latimes.com)

• Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond says “proliferating technology” and “competitive interests” have changed space from a benign environment to “one in which we anticipate all aspects of human endeavor — including warfare.” The goals of Space Force include developing new capabilities, increasing cooperation and enabling a “lean and agile service.” Whether Space Force can achieve that mission is an open question. While Trump champions the initiative, he has done little to ensure it has the funding, staffing and authority to succeed. When he exits the White House next month, the Space Force’s trajectory remains unclear.

• Created last year as the first new armed service since 1947, Space Force has gained control of some space operations, but many others are still spread throughout the nation’s other military branches. Space Force is still technically part of the Air Force, just as the Marine Corps is part of the Navy. The Air Force’s Space Command is responsible for supporting and maintaining satellites for GPS, missile warning and nuclear command and control, as well as paying United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to launch national security satellites. “The whole point of this was to consolidate,” said Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. The US Army, US Navy, and especially the US Air Force all conduct space operations.

• Consolidating these disparate programs into the Space Force has been slow. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida will change their names and become the first two Space Force installations. Eventually, all Air Force space missions are supposed to follow suit. But there has been no progress on integrating the Army‘s or Navy’s space missions.

• The Pentagon Space Force budget is lean. With about 2,100 personnel as of November 1st, Space Force commanded a budget of $40 million in 2020. Meanwhile, the Air Force has more than 325,000 active duty personnel and a budget of $168 billion for 2020. ($14B of that was designated to the Space Force.) The Space Force will probably always be the smallest military service, Harrison said. “Space is more dictated by capabilities than mass,” he said. Space Force “shouldn’t try to organize itself in the way of these much larger services because that’s not what it is. That’s not what it’s going to grow into.” For fiscal year 2021, the Space Force is requesting a budget transfer from the Air Force of $15.3 billion. Over time, as space programs from other services start consolidating into the Space Force, their budgets should follow.

• But David Deptula, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies think tank, says that Space Force’s 2020 resources aren’t enough to carry out its mission of organizing, training and equipping forces to deter or defeat threats in space. US intelligence officials have warned that China and Russia have discussed developing new electronic warfare capabilities, which could have implications for U.S. military satellite communications or GPS satellite interference. “The nation is facing some very significant threats in the space realm,” says Deptula.

• “Space Force really needed to be stood up to remain competitive with the very real threats coming from our nearest adversaries,” said James Marceau, managing director of aerospace and defense at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, who has also served as a senior advisor to the Pentagon on major strategies including the Space Force. “We can’t afford to neglect that domain.”

• As the strategic role of satellites came to the forefront in the early 1990s, congressional leaders and military officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, considered consolidating space operations. In 2016, Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) began advocating for a “space corps.” But there wasn’t enough support in the U.S. Senate for the proposal. Then, in March 2018, Trump seized upon the idea and suggested creating a ‘Space Force’ in a speech to Marines at Air Station Miramar in San Diego. (Cooper would later say Trump “tried to hijack” the idea of the space corps.) Five month later, Vice President Mike Pence announced the creation of Space Force. It was included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and signed into law in December 2019.

• At this point, it’s “highly unlikely” that the Biden administration would try to eliminate the Space Force, Harrison said. It would require a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as the president’s signature, he said. “I have not heard anyone seriously contemplating the idea of disestablishing it,” Harrison said. “It hasn’t even gotten a chance to get started yet.”

• “You’ve already transferred thousands of individuals into the Space Force,” said Doug Loverro, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for space policy. “Can you imagine pulling the rug out from under them?” General Raymond says that he met with the Biden transition team in early December, and the conversation “was good”. So it appears that Space Force will be sticking around.

 

President Trump has a penchant for grandiose promises that go unfulfilled. So when he announced a

          Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond

plan to establish a Space Force, there was some skepticism.

Then-Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member on a Senate committee that deals with aviation and space, disliked the idea of consolidating space programs from the other military branches, saying at the time there were “too many important missions at stake” to “rip the Air Force apart.”

The idea of the new service became fodder for late-night comedians and a Netflix sitcom.
The Space Force, however, was not merely a presidential musing. Created last year as the first new armed service since 1947, it was established with the mission of protecting U.S. interests in space from potential adversaries, be they rival nations or gobs of space junk.

 Representative Jim Cooper

Whether it can achieve that mission is an open question. Though Trump champions the initiative, he has done little to ensure it has the funding, staffing and authority to succeed. When he exits the White House next month, the Space Force’s trajectory remains unclear.

            Todd Harrison

The Space Force has gained control of some space operations, but many others are still spread throughout the nation’s other military branches.

Within the Defense Department, the Air Force has the lion’s share of space programs and budget for space operations. It’s responsible for supporting and maintaining satellites for GPS, missile warning and nuclear command and control, as well as paying United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to launch national security satellites.

The Army and Navy also have their own space operations.

Consolidating these disparate programs into the Space Force has been slow. Some Air Force missions have transferred to Space Force control or are in the process of doing so — last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida would change their names and become the first two Space Force installations. Eventually, all Air Force space missions are supposed to follow suit. But there has been no progress on integrating the Army‘s or Navy’s space missions.

 Representative Mike Rogers

“The last thing you want … after all of this reorganization and creating a new military service is to continue to have the fragmentation of our space programs and space organizations across the military,” said Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. “The whole point of this was to consolidate.”

           David Deptula

Compared with the budgets and personnel of the other branches of the U.S. military, the Space Force is lean. And technically it’s part of the Air Force, just as the Marine Corps is part of the Navy.

Consisting of about 2,100 people as of Nov. 1, the Space Force commanded a budget of $40 million for its operations and maintenance in fiscal year 2020.

Meanwhile, the Air Force has more than 325,000 active duty personnel and a budget of $168 billion for fiscal 2020. (The Air Force designated almost $14 billion of that for space capabilities. These projects have since become part of the Space Force.)

The Space Force will probably always be the smallest military service, Harrison said.

“Space is more dictated by capabilities than mass,” he said. The Space Force “shouldn’t try to organize itself in the way of these much larger services because that’s not what it is. That’s not what it’s going to grow into.”

          Doug Loverro

But the Space Force’s 2020 resources aren’t enough to carry out its mission of organizing, training and equipping forces to deter or defeat threats in space, said David Deptula, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies think tank.

For fiscal year 2021, the Space Force is requesting a budget transfer from the Air Force of $15.3 billion. And over time, as space programs from other services start consolidating into the Space Force, their budgets should follow.

“The nation is facing some very significant threats in the space realm,” Deptula said. “Let’s make sure that service is set up for success.”

U.S. intelligence officials have warned that China and Russia have discussed developing new electronic warfare capabilities, which could have implications for U.S. military satellite communications or GPS satellite interference. In 2007, China tested an anti-satellite weapon and destroyed one of its own inactive weather satellites.

“Space Force really needed to be stood up to remain competitive with the very real threats coming from our nearest adversaries,” said James Marceau, managing director of aerospace and defense at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, who has also served as a senior advisor to the Pentagon on major strategies including the Space Force. “We can’t afford to neglect that domain.”

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Antarctica Under Lockdown as Secret Space Program Unveiling Begins

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Article by Benjamin Fulford                              December 17, 2019                             (inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com)

• Multiple sources agree the U.S. government will soon unveil its secret space program. We are also hearing of a Chinese secret space program, a Nazi secret space program, and a Russian secret space program. All of these revelations are being accompanied by unusual movements of gold and other financial anomalies. These are all signs that some sort of mind-boggling planetary event may be coming.

• The official launching of a U.S. Space Force by Trump is just the start of a gradual process of disclosure, Pentagon officials say. (see ExoArticle by Dr Salla here) The media is now being filled with stories about UFOs and secret anti-gravity and compact nuclear fusion military technology. A recently retired US Air Force general revealed existing technology that can take us “from one part of the planet to any other part within an hour.” (see ExoArticle here)

• Catherine Austin Fitts documented and the Pentagon confirmed that the infamous $21 trillion missing from the Pentagon budget since 1998 went into the secret space program. This month, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala. and Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett both called publicly for the declassification of America’s military space programs.  (see ExoArticle here)

• There are multiple reports of strange goings-on in Antarctica. A senior CIA officer and relative of Admiral Richard Byrd says that Antarctica is “on lockdown”. On December 10th, a Chilean military C-130 carrying 38 people vanished in good weather on its way to Antarctica, apparently for violating top secret airspace. A senior P2 Freemason source citing Russian FSB and CIA reports said, “I know for sure there are ancient alien bases” on Antarctica. “Many Russian and American scientists have been killed in Antarctica”. This is why Antarctica is closed off. This same P2 Freemason source reported that the recent earthquake in the Philippines was caused by an attack on a hostile underground military base.

• Asian secret society leaders have long wanted the U.S. to reveal its secret space program to them. They say that this was agreed to at the recent U.S./China trade talks in return for China buying an extra $200 billion worth of goods from the U.S. every year, even though the U.S. economy does not have the capacity to export that much. But if this includes secret space technology, then it makes sense.

• It is not business as usual in the world’s financial markets. The P2 Freemason sources say money is being pumped into the repo market in response to a proxy war that is pitting the Germans, i.e. JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, against the Rothschilds, i.e. Goldman Sachs and Trump. The Fed announced they will to pump $500 billion into ailing financial markets. Indonesia announced a $40 billion infrastructure project from a pay-off to the Indonesian government for giving the Rothschilds access to their gold. Goldman Sachs confirmed that 1,200 tons or $57 billion of “unexplained gold flows” have been spotted recently. According to Zero Hedge, over $1 trillion in U.S. dollars are being hoarded overseas by the world’s wealthy elite. When mainstream publications like The Wall Street Journal start saying corporations are cooking their books to inflate their profits, you know the end is near. It will be impossible to keep the current U.S. stock market bubble going on much longer.

• According to the writer, Ben Fulford (pictured above), the late former Fed Chief Paul Volcker took his orders from his Rockefeller bosses who secretly decided how central bank money would be distributed. But now the subject of debt forgiveness, or ‘jubilee’, is in the mainstream discussion. This is another hint of some sort of financial event that could be linked to space disclosure.

• Now that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a mandate to leave the German EU, a fundamental agreement has been reached to have Europe run by a triumvirate of Germany, Russia, and the UK. The political attacks on Russia and on Trump that were waged by a certain UK faction will now be wound down and stopped.

• A meeting is being arranged for mid-January between the British Commonwealth, the P2 Freemasons, the Pentagon, and Asian secret societies to discuss the establishment of a World Planning Agency with an annual budget of $1 trillion; the disclosure of the secret space program; a debt jubilee; and the global financial reset.

 

An unusual flurry of events and press announcements makes it clear the U.S. government is unveiling its secret space program, multiple sources agree. We are also hearing of a Chinese secret space program, a Nazi secret space program, and a Russian secret space program. All of these revelations are being accompanied by unusual movements of gold and other financial anomalies. The recent trade agreement between the U.S. and China is also linked to these secret space programs, Chinese and Pentagon sources agree. These are all signs that some sort of mind-boggling planetary event may be coming.

Typically this writer does not tread lightly into the UFO world and believes extra-ordinary claims require extraordinary proof. However, such proof is now undeniable.

The biggest evidence is a series of public announcements by multiple government officials, including U.S. President Donald Trump. The official launching of a U.S. Space Force by Trump is just the start of a gradual process of disclosure, Pentagon officials say.

The media is now being filled with stories about UFOs and secret U.S. military technology as part of this process. As we have previously reported, the U.S. Navy has released patents for anti-gravity flying saucers and compact nuclear fusion. Now we have a recently retired air force general talking about already existing technology that can take us “from one part of the planet to any other part within an hour.”

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala. and Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett both called publicly this month for the declassification of “a large amount of information about America’s military space programs.”

The $21 trillion missing from the U.S. government budget since 1998, as documented by Catherine Austin Fitts and others, was spent on the secret space program, Pentagon officials confirm. Much of this technology is now being released to the general public, they say.

We are also getting far more UFO sightings around the world that are being recording on high-quality video. If you get into the habit of looking at the sky as I have, it won’t be long before you can see for yourself with your own naked eyes.

Now that the Antarctic summer has begun, we are again getting multiple reports of strange goings-on there, too. On December 10th, a Chilean military plane carrying 38 people vanished in good weather on its way to Antarctica.

A senior CIA officer, and relative of Admiral Richard Byrd of Antarctic exploration fame, told us:

“The Chilean military were ordered by their controllers not to go near Antarctica. They thought they were smarter and knew more than their masters. The C-130 has been removed. It wasn’t who was on the plane, it was what they were carrying that resulted in ‘the disappearance.’ At this stage, there are no entries and exits taking place on Antarctica. The Southernmost continent is on lockdown until further notice (not due to this incident).”

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Barrett, Rogers Consider Declassifying Secret Space Programs

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Article by Nathan Strout                   December 7, 2019                       (defensenews.com)

• On December 7th during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett remarked on the need to declassify a large amount of information about America’s military space programs to both intimidate foes and encourage support among the public. “America is the best there is in space,” said Barrett. “[O]ur capability in space was predominantly built at a time when we thought space was a benign environment.” “[T]here is much more classified than what needs to be.”

• Fellow panelist Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala) responded that he met with the Secretary Barrett earlier in the week to discuss that very issue, calling the information on space programs “overwhelmingly classified.” Rogers cited overclassification as one of the reasons it’s been so difficult for him and others to build support both in the public and with other members of Congress for a Space Force, a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force uniquely focused on space as a war-fighting domain.

• “As members of the Armed Services Committee and the defense appropriators, …we have to have our colleagues in the Congress to be supportive of us making the changes we need and the resources we need” for our space program, said Rogers. “It’s not going to happen until they understand the threat and the dependence we have. And I don’t think that can happen until we see significant declassification of what we’re doing in space and what China and Russia are doing, and how space is in their day-to-day lives.” Once Americans have access to that currently classified data, they will throw their support behind a Space Force, he said.

• Barrett and Rogers declined to say how much of the black space portfolio could move into the public, nor when changes would start happening. But Barrett pledged that it would be a focus for her office moving forward, a sign that progress could come during 2020.

• The intelligence community is also moving to declassify more information in order to combat threats posed by China, Russia and other nations. Then-Principal Deputy Director of Intelligence Sue Gordon stated in June that declassification is key to combating attempts by foreign powers to target American civilians for data collection. That same month, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called on the intelligence community to declassify more data to combat the growing threat that China’s government poses to American businesses.

[Editor’s Note]   This article doesn’t even appear in a Google search. Someone doesn’t want the door opened to our highly classified secret space programs. I’m sure that Secretary Barrett and Congressman Rogers have no idea the can of worms they are prying open here. Barrett’s quote is interesting however: “[O]ur capability in space was predominantly built at a time when we thought space was a benign environment,” she says. Yes, the US secret space program was indeed built long ago. It began in the 1950s when the American military industrial complex secretly partnered with Antarctic German Nazis and the Draco Reptilians who provided the Germans with their advanced spaceship technology. When this technology was not forthcoming, Nordic extraterrestrials offered to assist the US Navy with an American secret space program which was developed in the 1960s. It was built during the 1970s in underground caverns under the Wastach Mountains in Utah. And the resulting eight kilometer-long, cigar-shaped spaceships of the top secret space program, ‘Solar Warden’, was deployed in the 1980s. Learn all about the extraordinary hidden history of the United States’ space programs in Dr. Michael Salla’s four-book ‘secret space program’ series.

And in case you missed it, see Dr. Salla’s December 13th article on this profound news story here.

 

SIMI VALLEY, California — The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian and a key member of Congress agreed Saturday on the need to declassify a large amount of information about America’s military space programs to both intimidate foes and encourage support among the public.

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett

“Declassifying some of what is currently held in secure vaults would be a good idea,” Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum. “You would have to be careful about what we declassify, but there is much more classified than what needs to be.”

Fellow panelist Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., said he met with the secretary earlier in the week to discuss that very issue, calling the information on space programs “overwhelmingly classified.”

     Rep. Mike Rogers

For Rogers, that overclassification is one of the reasons it’s been so difficult for him and others to build support both in the public and with other members of Congress for a Space Force, a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force uniquely focused on space as a war-fighting domain.

“As members of the Armed Services Committee and the defense appropriators, we get it. But we have to have our other colleagues in the Congress to be supportive of us making the changes we need and the resources we need into this,” he said. “It’s not going to happen until they understand the threat and the dependence we have. And I don’t think that can happen until we see significant declassification of what we’re doing in space and what China and Russia are doing, and how space is in their day-to-day lives.”

Once Americans have access to that currently classified data, they will throw their support behind a Space Force, he concluded.

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