Will the U.S. military next go to infinity and beyond?
The House Armed Services Committee has voted 60 to 1 in support of a bill that would form the U.S. Space Corps, "providing combat-ready space forces that enable the commanders of the combatant commands to fight and win wars,” CNN reported.
The Space Corps would be the first new military branch since the U.S. Air Force was formed in 1947. Critics of the bill include senior Air Force officials who view the proposed new branch as unnecessary because the Air Force Space Command has been leading military space efforts since 1982. While the concept of a U.S. space military branch has been around for decades, support grew in 2007 when China successfully tested a weapon that could destroy a satellite from Earth.
The National Defense Authorization Act is next headed to the full House for a vote. Does the U.S. military need a Space Corps? Is there a reason to be in space – other than that it’s cool? Is the government hiding evidence of aliens? Doc Thompson and the guys asked the important questions on Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”
Doc was skeptical that the U.S. needs a Space Corps enough to get even more into debt to pay for one in order to stay ahead of countries like Russia and China.
“The 1960s called. They want their space race back,” he quipped.
Brad Staggs thought the government wasn’t being totally honest about what NASA has found in the past, jokingly sharing his theory that aliens are popular in movies because the government wanted to prepare us.