Long Time No See #02 – Space Force

Does anyone else remember when the President announced he was creating a 6th wing of the military, which he proudly dubbed the “Space Force?” This episode features an interview with Jacqueline Klimas, a National Defense reporter at Politico, who breaks down what Trump actually accomplished after he announced his intent to create a military force dedicated to space operations. It turns out that the Space Force is already taking shape under the Department of Defense, and there aren’t any space marines or laser beams involved. Klimas explains why a Space Force is surprisingly necessary while discussing and debunking popular expectations of a Star Wars-esque division of astronaut troopers.

An interview with MediaFile Editor in Chief Rob Cline follows up on Klimas’ take on Space Force and how it’s a part of the race for next-gen tech like 5-G and AI.

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