Us and Canada tighten up the space army for what kind of position or seek the leading position to launch an arms race.

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 Us and Canada tighten up the space army for what kind of position or seek the leading position to launch an arms race.


Analysts believe that the Trump administration intends to ensure the dominance of U.S. space forces, in the long run, will destroy the strategic balance of major powers, may set off a space arms race.

Seeking space dominance

Speaking at the fourth meeting of the National Space Commission, Burns highlighted the threat facing the United States in space, calling space increasingly crowded and confrontational. He also criticized previous U.S. administrations for not paying attention to the threat facing the United States in space, saying that the problem should not be studied now, but should begin to solve the problem.

He said President Trump would submit a new budget to Congress early next year to open up space for funding the new department under the Defense Authorization Act.

President Trump has made a strong statement about what people have long known: space is a place for soldiers, and like air, land and sea, the United States will dominate there as it does on Earth, Burns said.

It can be seen that the main purpose of the U. S. space force is to seek the dominant position and strategic advantage in space.

From the internal point of view of the United States, this conforms to Trumps strategic concept of American priority and seeking absolute military superiority. After Trump came to power, he actively strengthened the army building and sought to maintain its strategic advantages. The space field is an important area for the United States to maintain its strategic advantages.

In August this year, the US Department of Defense issued a 15 page report introducing the brief conception of the space force. According to the U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilsons September plan to form a space army, the space force will be equipped with 13,000 people, in addition to 2,400 headquarters administrators, about 10,000 people are responsible for the operation of satellites, threat analysis or deployment to other locations.

Wilson said that the first year of the establishment of the space army budget is about $3.3 billion, the total budget for the first five years of about $12.9 billion.

Domestic criticism

US public opinion questioned the cost effectiveness of the space force. Some analysts believe that the establishment of a new service will consume a lot of money and resources, continue to push up military expenditure, for the United States economy caused by a greater burden, some people believe that the Air Force can better assume space operations functions, the lack of the need to establish a new service.

Adam Smith, vice chairman of the House Military Committee, said: I oppose President Trumps proposal for a space army. We have important domestic affairs, limited resources allocated to defense, and his proposal would add expensive bureaucracy to the military, which I do not think is in the interest of the United States.

Mark Kelly, the former US astronaut, said frankly that the proposal was stupid. He said: The Air Force is already in charge. Thats their job. Whats the next step? Separate the submarine into a force and then name it underwater army?

The US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard were set up for the war of independence or the early days of new China. Recognizing the importance of the Air Force in World War II, the United States decided to separate the Air Force from the Army and establish a new service. Thus, the Trump administration is bound to encounter obstacles in trying to convince the American people to pay for the new service by exaggerating the so-called space threat after all the U.S. services have played an important role in actual combat.

Fear of an arms race in space

Fang Xiaozhi believes that the main countries in the world are currently competing fiercely in the field of space, but they basically abide by the Outer Space Treaty and have not deployed lethal weapons in space. The establishment of the U.S. space force is an important measure for the U.S. to fight for space hegemony. It is bound to intensify space militarization and transfer military competition within the Earths atmosphere to space. This will lead to other countries to follow suit, especially Russias worry and pursuit, and trigger a new round of space arms race. Russia also expressed concern and opposition to the USs efforts to create space forces. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the emergence of weapons in space can have a destructive impact on strategic stability and international security. Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of Russias Defense magazine, said the ultimate goal of U.S. military reform is to provoke an arms race in space, and the United States is actively developing advanced weapons for space. In addition, in the long run, the U.S. space militarization will pose a great threat to the existing inter-power strategic stability framework. Fang Xiaozhi believes that the United States will probably deploy nuclear weapons in space after the formation of the space force, space forces as a new deterrent force, together with nuclear deterrence, network deterrence, become an important tool for major powers to confront. Source: Xinhua editor: Yang Yi _NBJ10647

Fang Xiaozhi believes that the main countries in the world are currently competing fiercely in the field of space, but they basically abide by the Outer Space Treaty and have not deployed lethal weapons in space. The establishment of the U.S. space force is an important measure for the U.S. to fight for space hegemony. It is bound to intensify space militarization and transfer military competition within the Earths atmosphere to space. This will lead to other countries to follow suit, especially Russias worry and pursuit, and trigger a new round of space arms race.

Russia also expressed concern and opposition to the USs efforts to create space forces. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the emergence of weapons in space can have a destructive impact on strategic stability and international security. Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of Russias Defense magazine, said the ultimate goal of U.S. military reform is to provoke an arms race in space, and the United States is actively developing advanced weapons for space.

In addition, in the long run, the U.S. space militarization will pose a great threat to the existing inter-power strategic stability framework. Fang Xiaozhi believes that the United States will probably deploy nuclear weapons in space after the formation of the space force, space forces as a new deterrent force, together with nuclear deterrence, network deterrence, become an important tool for major powers to confront.