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Pentagon Issues Dire, Out Of This World Warning About Our Next War

When President Trump was railroaded into signing a 2,200 page cluster of an omnibus bill, the Commander in Chief took to television to explain his decision to the American people.

It was an ugly affair, highlighted by a clever bit of optics:  The President had staffers arrange the entirety of the mammoth legislation in a neat pile on a small table near his podium.  It was a stupendous sight.

OOF.

This gave our Commander in Chief something to gesticulate at during the coming rant about the inanity of the legislative process.  Remember, Trump came to Washington to shake things up, not fall victim to the same old song and dance that the Deep State has been humming along to for the last several decades.

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During his diatribe, The Donald made it very clear that this omnibus monstrosity would become law for one reason and one reason alone:  Funding the military.

 

And while the Pentagon and the DOD are sure happy to have this much-needed cash, there are concerns that the funding is a day late, a buck short, and, perhaps, a little too terrestrial.

Russia and China are years ahead of the United States in developing the means to destroy or disable satellites that the U.S. military depends on for everything from gathering intelligence to guiding precision bombs, missiles and drones.

Now the Pentagon is trying to catch up — pouring billions more dollars into hardening its defenses against anti-satellite weapons, training troops to operate in the event their space lifeline is cut, and honing ways to retaliate against a new form of combat that experts warn could affect millions of people, cause untold collateral damage and spread to battlefields on Earth.

“We are now approaching a point where ‘Star Wars’ is not just a movie,” said Steve Isakowitz, CEO of The Aerospace Corp., a government-funded think tank that serves as the military’s leading adviser on space.

He said the U.S. can no longer afford to take its dominance for granted.

This warning comes on the heels of Russia’s latest test of the SATAN 2 missile – possibly the world’s most powerful nuclear delivery device – and the Kremlin’s insistence that some of their latest rocket technology upgrades will make their fleet of atomic weapons completely unstoppable.

Of course, to achieve this, the projectiles will reach hypersonic speeds at the edges of space, making interception by traditional U.S. defenses either improbable, or, according to Russia, impossible.  

 

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