Someone once said that war never changes because of the nature of human conflict.
What does change is the arsenal. From sticks and stones to hypersonic airplanes, the art of conquest has been in sync with technological developments. The modern age is no different: New technology has brought us closer to the stars and shown us a glimpse of treasures that glitter beyond the night sky.
As one nation reaches out for them, so do others, and it’s sad that even the ever-expanding universe isn’t large enough for all of us to peacefully coexist.
Wars have been, and will be, fought on all fronts, and space is no exception.
President Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to “immediately begin the process” of establishing a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. At a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump said: “We must have American dominance in space.” Trump had brought up the idea before, last month and in March.
A Space Force would be part of the Air Force, just like the Marine Corps is part of the Navy. Currently, higher-ups at the Air Force aren’t too thrilled about the prospect, and the project may not become reality in the near future.