Colucci advocates for creation of a U.S. Space Corps
An opinion piece by Associate Professor of Politics and Government Lamont Colucci was published July 13, 2018, on InHomelandSecurity.com from American Military University. “The U.S. Must Create a Space Corps to Remain Dominant over Its Enemies” advocates creating a U.S. Space Corps as a separate military branch to adapt for the future.
The crossroads at which the U.S. now finds itself “presents us with decisions on whether or not we will lead in space, advance medicine through space technology and have the capability to dominate the next battlefield,” he writes.
“Whether we like it or not, the militarization of space is inevitable; the question is not if, but when. The nation that is first out of the gate will remain first permanently. Nothing short of American superpower status is at stake. …
“The nation that dominates space and space exploration will also enjoy the most vibrant and dynamic economy, the most advanced and high-paying jobs, and a technological edge that is second to none. Taking the lead in space exploration and domination is a national security and economic imperative. Failure to act on this front will make ISIS, Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea seem like a distraction, a sideshow for amateurs. …
“To keep the United States in its position of primacy, we must reinvigorate our space program because any future military conflicts will be won by the nation that achieves dominance in space. The 5,000-year evolution and history of military technology have proven the validity of this trajectory. If we surrender to the status quo mindset of the mid-20th century, we will be surrendering more than our imagination and innovation. We will be surrendering our nation’s peace.”
The entire article can be read here.