The Space Force has emerged as the US Armed Forces. After the Navy, the Army, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the Coast Guard, the force was formed by the US to maintain its dominance in space and to compete with rival nations in space. Yes, it is the space army and after China and Russia, America is the third country that has this force.
About two years ago, the US had announced about this force and now the latest news is that a contingent of 20 US Space Forces has been deployed in Qatar's Udaid Airbase. This is the first deployment of this force on foreign soil. This project was also called whims of Trump, but now it has come into action. Factors and future plans of this force are also worth noting.
You can understand this as an 'astronaut soldier' in easy language. That is such fighters who will also be trending as astronauts. But the reality is different because these fighters will not be deployed in space in reality, but will work to protect American satellites and other space vehicles. In February this year, General John Ray Raymond was appointed as the chief of this force, who said that this force technology will be the focus service.
Russia and China as two big rivals present a challenge to the US not only in space but also in terms of military. In 2015, China had prepared a strategic support force, which helps it in war missions involving space, cyber, and electronic. In 2018, the US Department of Defense said that if China is investing in such hypersonic missiles, then it can avoid the US detection system.
In addition, both Russia and China have prepared for anti-satellite attacks. The situation is that the US depends to a large extent on weather, satellites located in space for better photographs for intelligence and GPS satellites, so it cannot take any risk on its satellites.
Space Force has been deployed here to help in war operations. Reports about the deployment of this force working under the US Airforce are saying that the security of hundreds of US satellites through communication and surveillance is the responsibility of this force. The US Air Force Secretary said that the space force would comprise 16,000 airmen and civilian personnel.
The Trump administration has approved a budget of $ 40 million for the first year of this force. According to Laura Grego, Senior Scientist in Global Security Program, this force is actually a program to re-use bureaucrats in a big way and largely without the military and move their positions. But it can also be important in some cases for the army.
In the past, the US, China, and Russia have been engaged in an arms race in space, so even the satellites which are not armed, have to join this war. Now the big question is whether the formation of such a force will decide whether nuclear war can happen and disarmament can happen or vice versa? Is space also going to be a battleground?
Considering the dangers of making the space plains rust to damage satellites and bypassing security due to international politics, experts recognized that these steps could be dangerous for humanity. On the other hand, it was mocked by the American Space Force uniform and logo as a copy of the 'Star Trek' series. A comedy series was made on Netflix with the same name. This force was said to be the result of Trump's craze.
However, the US space force has come into force and according to the US claims that it is a technology-based force only to protect satellites in space, but time will tell how this force is used in the conflict with China and Russia.