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What the Space Force is, and isn't

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The year-old Space Force has taken on galactic proportions in the public imagination, ranging from visions of American troops digging trenches on the moon to spaceships patrolling other worlds in the name of democracy.
It is also still closely associated with former President Donald Trump, who championed it as a major policy goal and a popular rallying cry on the campaign trail, fueling its potential as a punchline and a Hollywood parody and even drawing the service in with its otherworldly ad campaign.
While cosmic ambitions are the long-term vision of some military space strategists, the...
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