The Guardians must represent and defend American interests in space.
Employees of the new branch of the US armed forces Space Force can now call themselves “Guardians”. Who have the United States Space Force (USSF) announced. This new name was chosen from hundreds of submissions from aerospace professionals and the general public, which were then tested by experts for a year. And in the end, the name Guardians – which means something like “guards” – came out on top.
As mentioned, the US Space Force is the last branch of the US armed forces. For a long time America had five, namely the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Last year a brand new branch was added to this; the so-called US Space Force. This armed force is responsible for the war in space and therefore operates outside our planet. The United States Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains and equips space troops to advance and defend the interests of the United States in space. The responsibilities of the US Space Force include the acquisition of military space professionals and the development of military space systems.
The United States Space Force is made up of uniformed civilian personnel who conduct space operations and provide support to the Air Force Space Command. In the coming year, units and personnel from other parts of the US Air Force will be transferred to US space forces. And now the employees of the US Space Force have been renamed. From now on, they will live their lives as Guardians. And for whom a light turns on now; indeed, it sounds a lot like the name of the superheroes from the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The director of the film in question is therefore not amused…
Can we sue this con? https://t.co/9skZ8aG446
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 19, 2020
However, the USSF is not aware of any damage. According to them, it is a name with a long history in space operations, dating back to the original motto of the Air Force Space Command in 1983; Guardians of the high frontier. “The name of the Guardians connects our proud heritage and culture to the core mission we accomplish 24/7 – to protect the people and the interests of the United States and its allies,” they said. stated in a press release.
You may be wondering why a “Space Force” is really needed. “Space has become essential to our security and prosperity,” the USSF explains on its website. “And this has become so important that we need a branch of our military to protect it, just as we have branches of the military dedicated to protecting and securing the air, land and air. the sea. Unimpeded access to space is essential for national defense. Space systems are closely linked to our way of life. Space affects almost every aspect of our daily life and is fundamental to our economic system. For example, satellites not only power the GPS technology we use every day, but also allow us to surf the Internet and call our friends. They also allow emergency services to communicate with each other in times of crisis and even allow us to use credit cards at gas pumps, for example.
Vice President Mike Pence also mentioned earlier that “space has become the new battleground”. “Just as advances in aviation technology have marked the emergence of air as a new battlefield, advances in space technology have made space the new battleground of the 21st century,” he said. he declares. “The United States will face emerging threats on this new battlefield.”
This shows once again that space is becoming increasingly important for the armed forces. In a way, you could say that the militarization of space has already started. Satellites are used for communication, navigation and observation / espionage. Slowly but surely, the armed forces can no longer function without a presence in space, or at least can no longer keep up with other countries. And as space becomes more important for military purposes, a country also becomes more vulnerable when it cannot protect and defend itself in space. An arms race in space – scary as it is – does not seem overdone. Certainly not now that more and more countries are claiming their place in space and that the interests that these countries have in their presence in space are multiplying. Either way, the United States is now the first to have Guardians, which they say are not on a warpath, but were created to keep the peace – also in space.
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