Daniel Halliday
Oct 3 · Last update 2 mo. ago.

Should countries be allowed to conduct military activities in space?

Since coming to power as the United States president Donald Trump has reignited the debate on militarism in space after he has called on the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces as he announced his intention to establish a Space Force. Trump justified his advocacy for a Space Force in the name of job creation, a boost to the national psyche, American military dominance and an eventual mission to mars. However such calls have had a lot of critics and push back in the past. So, is Trump’s new Space Force a farce, or a transition to a new era of exploration and space warfare? Should states be allowed to engage in militarism in space?
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Yes, it's a commonly mentioned theme by US presidents (Reagan, Bush and now Trump), and will have to become an eventual reality. Given the questionable future transition to space prospecting and further exploration as technology continues to improve, just as it is necessary for countries to maintain a merchant navy, it will be inevitable that they will also need a military forces in space, to protect their countries infrastructure. Furthermore this would be a great boost for the economy and considering all the advances in tech that have come from the military, it will eventually benefit everyone else also.

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Yes, it's a commonly mentioned theme by US presidents (Reagan, Bush and now Trump), and will have to become an eventual reality. Given the questionable future transition to space prospecting and further exploration as technology continues to improve, just as it is necessary for countries to maintain a merchant navy, it will be inevitable that they will also need a military forces in space, to protect their countries infrastructure. Furthermore this would be a great boost for the economy and considering all the advances in tech that have come from the military, it will eventually benefit everyone else also.
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